Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Shennan
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Bio Notes: David Shennan was born in 1880 and articled to John Alexander Macgregor of Castle Douglas in 1896. In 1899 he moved to Stirling as an assistant to McLuckie & Walker and in late 1903 or early 1904 to Perth as chief assistant to James Marshall. Two years later he emigrated to Canada, entering the office of Saxe & Archibald in Montreal as an assistant. He was promoted to chief assistant c.1907, and was still with the same firm when he was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being George Lister Thornton Sharp, later of Vancouver, Charles Joseph Thompson of London and Thomas McLaren of Montreal.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 186, Greene Avenue, Westmount, Montreal, CanadaPrivate1911 *  

* 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 4John Alexander McGregor28 April 189630 April 1899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4McLuckie & Walker1 May 1899Late 1903 or early 1904Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4James MarshallLate 1903 or early 1904Late 1905 or early 1906Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Saxe & Archibald13 April 1906After 1911Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas McLaren20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3George Lister Thornton Sharp20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Joseph Thompson20 July 1911for Licentiateship


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 L v20 no1583