Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Sinclair
Designation: Architect
Died: 23 September 1954
Bio Notes: Alfred Sinclair took day classes at Edinburgh College of Art from 1920 to 1921 and continued to attend morning classes for the following three years whilst working under Alfred Greig in the office of Greig & Fairbairn. He resumed day classes at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art in 1925 and obtained his diploma in 1927, also passing the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in July that year. On 5 December the same year he was admitted ARIBA, his proposers being Frank Charles Mears, Charles Denny Carus-Wilson, and John Begg, under whom he had studied at the College of Art. His nomination papers state that he had undertaken sketching tours of France in 1925 and 1926 and of Germany and Holland in 1927. The papers give no business address but only a private one - 1 Wellington Terrace, Berwick-on-Tweed.

According to Sinclair's obituary he emigrated immediately thereafter to Argentina. His work there included a hospital for the town of San Jose de Feliciano, Entre Rios, and the addition of maternity wards to the hospital in the town of Federacion, Entre Rios.

Sinclair was Senator for the Department of Federacion for four years. He died in Argentina on 23 September 1954.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 21, Wellington Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, EnglandPrivate1927 *  
Item 2 of 2Estancia La Violeta, Mandisovi, FCNEA, ArgentinaBusiness1950 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Greig & Fairbairn19211924Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Denny Carus-Wilson5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears5 December 1927for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalSeptember 1954 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp395

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4142 (box 7)