Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Mackenzie
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 August 1894
Died: 1963
Bio Notes: Alexander Mackenzie was born on 30 August 1894 and was articled to William Kelly of Aberdeen in June 1910, attending classes at Gray's School of Art and at Robert Gordon's College under Thomas Harold Hughes. On completion of his apprenticeship in September 1915 he enlisted in the Royal Engineers, returning to Kelly's office as an assistant on his demobilisation in February 1919.

In April the following year he moved to Bolton to join the staff of Bradshaw Gass & Hope. As an assistant He was later promoted to senior assistant and was still there when he was admitted LRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being John Bradshaw Gass, and James Theodore Halliday and John Swarbrick, the president and secretary of the Manchester Society of Architects.

He is very likely the Alexander Mackenzie who died in Northumberland aged 69 in 1963, his death registered between July and September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 24, Fountains Avenue, Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate1931 *  
Item 2 of 248, Devonshire Road, Bolton, Lancashire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1940s1950s 

* 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 4Kelly & NicolJune 1910September 1915ApprenticeWorking under William Kelly
Item 2 of 4Kelly & NicolFebruary 1919April 1920Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Bradshaw Gass & HopeApril 1920Before 1931Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Bradshaw Gass & Hope1931 * Senior Assistant 

* 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 3John Bradshaw GassEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3James Theodore HallidayEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John SwarbrickEarly 1931for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3731 (box 15)