Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Sinclair Gold
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 April 1890
Died: 8 May 1941
Bio Notes: Archibald Sinclair Gold was born on 22 April 1890 in Glasgow, the son of JAmes Gold, shuttlemaker, and his wife Stewart Sinclair. He was articled to Peter Macgregor Chalmers in 1906, studying at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and Glasgow School of Art. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1913 he moved to India to work as an assistant to Mackintosh, Burn & Co in Calcutta, and was promoted to Chief Architect in 1922, designing a large number of major buildings in and around the city including warehouses, offices, telephone exchanges, schools, recreation buildings, factories and residences. He returned to Glasgow in 1928 and was living and practising at 28 Govanhill Street at the time of his election as LRIBA in 1931, his proposers being Henry A Crouch, Herbert Austen Hall and George Arthur Boswell.

Gold died on 8 May 1941 aged 51, survived by his wife Elizabeth McNab Brach.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 367, Calder Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1941 
Item 2 of 3Calcutta, IndiaPrivate/business19131928 
Item 3 of 328, Govanhill Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business1931 *  

* 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 3Peter Macgregor Chalmers19061913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Mackintosh, Burn & Co19131922Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Mackintosh, Burn & Co19221928Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Arthur Boswell1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Henry Arthur Crouch1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Austen Hall1931for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3977 (box 19)