Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Archibald Scott |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||17 October 1882 |
|Died: ||1971 |
|Bio Notes: ||Archibald Scott was born on 17 October 1882 and articled to Thomas Dykes & Robertson, Glasgow in December 1897 and remained for seven months as a draughtsman until March 1903 when he became a draughtsman with James Salmon & Son (Salmon Son & Gillespie from November of that year). During that period he studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, where he assisted Charles Gourlay with evening classes from October 1903. He passed the qualifying exam in 1904 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 December of that year, his proposers being William Forrest Salmon, William Leiper and Thomas Lennox Watson. His travels prior to that time had included study tours of two weeks in London and two in Paris. |
In the following year he obtained a place as an assistant in the Edinburgh branch of H M Office of Works under William Thomas Oldrieve, and he continued in the same role until 1919, serving in the offices in London and China as well as in Edinburgh. He was promoted to Architect in the London office in 1920. From 1923 to 1926 he was resident architect on the New Legation in Bangkok, taking over the scheme from Julius Bradley of the Office of Works in Shanghai. He replanned and redisgned the scheme and incorporated the grnaite was memorial by Aberdeen sculptor Sir JAmes Taggart.
However he returned to HMOW London in 1927, working principally on telephone exchanges until 1928 when he was appointed Chief Architect to the Ministry of Health. He was admitted FRIBA in late 1930 or early 1931, his proposers being Sir Richard John Allison, Archibald Bulloch and John Hatton Markham.
He died in 1971.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|6, Broompark Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1904 *|| || |
|151, Chatsworth Road, Willesden Green, London, England||Private||1930 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Date started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1922||British Legation Compound|| || ||Bangkok||Thailand|| |
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Bertram, Mark||2011||Britian's Diplomatic Buildings Overseas, 1800-2000|| ||Reading: Spire Books|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Building||24 September 1971|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A v16 p41 (microfilm reel 19); F no2857|