Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Sir) Herbert Baker & A T Scott
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1931
Ended: After 1950
Bio Notes: Alexander Thomson Scott was born on 31 August 1887 and educated at Stirling High School from 1903 to 1905. Thereafter he attended classes at the Glasgow School of Architecture and Royal Technical College under Eugène Bourdon, Alexander McGibbon and Charles Gourlay. During the period of his studies he spent two years in the office of Alexander Nisbet Paterson, from 1906 to 1908. He received his diploma in 1911 and spent the remainder of that year travelling in Italy, subsequently pursuing a postgraduate course at the School.

In 1912 he moved to London where he joined James Miller as second assistant, leaving him the following year to work for the landscape architect Thomas Hayton Mawson on the city planning of Athens, Calgary and Banff, and moving again a year later to the office of Sir Herbert Baker. He left Baker's practice for military service soon afterwards, on the outbreak of the First World War, but returned in 1918 and was promoted to chief assistant in 1922. In 1929 Scott and Baker entered a working partnership, although the firm's name did not become Sir Herbert Baker & A T Scott until 1931. Scott had been admitted FRIBA on 3 November of the intervening year, his proposers being Baker, Francis William Troup and Thomas Smith Tait; his nomination papers note that he had made a return trip to Italy by that point, as well as travelling in Spain and visiting New York once and India twice on Baker's business, collaborating with Baker on the government buildings in Delhi and on bank buildings in South Africa.

When Baker died in 1946 Scott went into partnership with Vernon Helbing, remaining in practice with him until his death in 1962. The practice name appears to have been retained.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 155, Marsham Street, London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Alexander Thomson Scott19191946Partner 
Item 2 of 5George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson1930November 1935Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 5David Carr19311934Assistant 
Item 4 of 5(Sir) Herbert Baker19311946Partner 
Item 5 of 5(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)19491950Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 61928India HouseAldwych LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 61930Glyn, Mills & Co Bank  LondonEngland 
Item 3 of 61930Martin's Bank  LondonEngland 
Item 4 of 61930South Africa HouseWestminster LondonEngland 
Item 5 of 61931Bank of England  LondonEnglandReconstruction and heightening
Item 6 of 61953National Bank of Scotland, London Branch  LondonEnglandProposed additions and alterations

References

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