Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Flood MacDonald
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 February 1905
Died: 16 December 1985
Bio Notes: Frank Flood MacDonald was born in Partick on 12 February 1905 and was articled to Charles Jean Menart in Glasgow in 1921, studying at Glasgow High School, Glasgow School of Architecture and the Royal Technical College. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1926 he moved to the office of John Fairweather in the same city.

He left in 1929 to set out on a round-the-world trip embracing France, Italy and Australia and culminating in New Zealand, where he obtained a place in the office of Collins & West of Christchurch. He did not settle there, however, returning to Glasgow the following year and working for a year in the office of Neil Campbell Duff before moving again, this time to London, where he joined the Wandsworth building firm of Hunter & Clark Ltd. He remained with them until 1941 when he appears to have commenced private practice from an office at Plough Terrace, London, and he was admitted LRIBA on 21 October that year, with John Fairweather as his sole proposer.

He died on 16 December 1985.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 37, Buckhold Road, Wandsworth, London, EnglandBusiness19311941with Hunter & Clark Ltd
Item 2 of 3Plough Terrace, London, EnglandBusiness1941 *  
Item 3 of 3c/o 103, Mortimer Crescent, Worcester Park, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1941 *  

* 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 5Charles Jean Menart (or Ménart)19211926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John Fairweather19261929Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 5Collins & West19291930Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 5Neil Campbell Duff19301931Assistant(?) 
Item 5 of 5Hunter & Clark Ltd19311941Architect(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Fairweather21 October 1941for Licentiateship - sole proposer

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 21933Knightswood Congregational ChurchKnightswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 21936Granton Mains EU Congregational ChurchGranton Mains EdinburghScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News13 January 1933  Incorrectly referred to as F P Macdougall of 7 Beckhold Road, Glasgow.

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 no5018 (combined box 51)