Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Cowie
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1874
Bio Notes: Alexander Cowie was born about 1874. He was articled to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie of Matthews & Mackenzie, Aberdeen, for five years from August 1892, remaining for six months as a draughtsman. He moved to London to join Nathan Glossop Pennington & Son as assistant in March 1898 and passed the qualifying exam in the same year, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA on 5 December, his proposers being Mackenzie, Edward Augustus Gruning and John Slater. He retired in 1946.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 17, Clapham Road, Canonbury, London, EnglandPrivate1898 *  

* 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 3Matthews & MackenzieAugust 1892August 1897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Matthews & MackenzieAugust 1897February 1898Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 3Nathan Glossop Pennington & SonMarch 1898 Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edward Augustus Gruning5 December 1898for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Marshall Mackenzie5 December 1898for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Slater5 December 1898for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 11893Auchiries SchoolCruden AberdeenshireScotlandRear schoolroom wing


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 v14 p36 (microfiche 66/B7)