Basic Biographical Details

Name: Roderick Donald Fraser
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 June 1906
Died: September 1985
Bio Notes: Roderick Donald Fraser was born on 12 June 1906, at Inchmore, Kirkhill, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Fraser, master carpenter, and his wife Margaret May Munn. He was apprenticed to Thomas J Munro of Inverness in 1922, studying at Inverness Academy. In 1925 he left to become a full day student at Aberdeen School of Architecture, where he passed his Post-Diploma in 1928. That same year, in July, he passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh and joined William Smith of Inverness as a draughtsman. He was admitted ARIBA at the end of the year, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and John Alexander Ogg Allan. His home address at that time was 9 Ness Bank, Inverness. He retired in the summer of 1971.

He died in Exeter, Devon, in September 1985.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 49, Ness Bank, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1928 *  
Item 2 of 491, Heavitree Road, Exeter, Devon, EnglandPrivatec. 1950After 1955 
Item 3 of 4Flat c/6, Lower Summerlands, Exeter, Devon, EnglandPrivate1960 *After 1965 
Item 4 of 4499, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EnglandPrivateBefore 1970  

* 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 2Thomas J Munro19221925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2William SmithJuly 1928 Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1928for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1928for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1928for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1949-1950   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 no4246 (combined box 3)