Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Sibbald
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Died: February 1910
Bio Notes: Robert Sibbald was articled to Robert Blackadder, and was subsequently an assistant with William Alexander and William Mackison, before commencing practice on his own account. His practice as a civil engineer, architect and valuator was almost wholly dependent on his housefactor brother John G Sibbald and his clients. The brothers shared a building at 25 Commercial Street, Dundee, with offices opposite each other at the head of a common stair.

Robert Sibbald died in February 1910. His son James took over the practice but died early, c.1920.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 125, Commercial Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness 1910 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5William Alexander  Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Robert Blackadder  Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Robert Sibbald & SonBefore 1898February 1910Partner 
Item 4 of 5Dundee Burgh Engineer's Office/Dundee City Engineer's Officec. 1900 AssistantWorking under William Mackison, Burgh Engineer
Item 5 of 5William Mackisonc. 1900 * AssistantIn Dundee Burgh Engineer's Office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James SibbaldBefore 1898Before 1898Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 7After 1875Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum and feuing of groundsStobswell DundeeScotlandConverted to lemonade factory
Item 2 of 71896St John's Church  DundeeScotlandOrgan case
Item 3 of 7After 1898(?)Tenements, Sibbald Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 71904Tenement, Blackness Avenue and Lytton Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 71905Palais House  DundeeScotlandNew doorway
Item 6 of 71910Dundee School Board Offices  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 71910Stobswell Cinema, Morgan Street  DundeeScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this architect, engineer. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.