Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Anderson Collie
Designation: Architect
Born: 10 December 1906
Died: 1984
Bio Notes: Robert Anderson Collie was born on 10 December 1906 and was articled to Keppie & Henderson of Glasgow from 13 August 1923 until 1927. He commenced the diploma course at Glasgow School of Architecture in September 1926, receiving his diploma in June 1931 and passing the RIBA qualifying exam the following month. He was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year, his proposers being John Keppie, James Miller and John Watson. At that time he was working for Miller and was living at 5 Abbey Drive, Glasgow. He had also worked as assistant for several other unidentified Glasgow offices, and his travels prior to that date had taken him to the Mediterranean and Near East (three months in 1927) and to New York (two weeks in 1928). Collie moved to Yprkshire and subsequently became a partner in Swainston Wilson & Collie which was based in Middlesborough. He retired in March 1970.

Collie died in Colchester, Essex in late 1984, his death being registered in October of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 25, Abbey Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  
Item 2 of 2258, Marston Road, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1970  

* 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 2Keppie & Henderson13 August 19231927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Miller1931 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John KeppieLate 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James MillerLate 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonLate 1931for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4733 (combined box 32)