Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robertson Reid Grant
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 September 1905
Died: 1975
Bio Notes: Robertson Reid Grant was born on 12 September 1905 and was articled to J H Langlands of Dundee in December 1921, attending classes at Dundee Technical College from 1923 to 1926. In June 1927 he moved to London to work in the office of Stanley Gordon Jeeves, and whilst there continued his studies in 1930 and 1931 at London's Northern Polytechnic. By 1935 he had progressed to the level of senior assistant with Jeeves. In February 1936 he joined the Architect's Department of Middlesex County Council as an assistant, and he was still there the following year when he was admitted LRIBA on 6 December, his proposers being Stanley Gordon Jeeves, James John Sydney Naylor and Sydney Clough. In 1955 at the time of his election to FRIBA he had a post with the NW Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. His proposers were G D Andrews, E A Stillman, and another (indeciperable).

He died in Barnstaple between July and September 1975, survived by his wife.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 134, Buxton Drive, New Malden, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1937 *After 1955 

* 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 4James Hendry Langlands (senior)December 1921June 1927(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Stanley Gordon JeevesJune 1927February 1936(?)Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 4Middlesex County Council Architect's DepartmentFebruary 1936After 1937Assistant 
Item 4 of 4North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board1955 * Architect 

* 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 5C D Andrews5 April 1955For Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Sydney Clough6 December 1937for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5Stanley Gordon Jeeves6 December 1937for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 5James John Sydney Naylor6 December 1937for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5E A Stillman5 April 1955For Fellowship


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 L no4632 (combined box 26); F no4968 (Combined Box 47)