Basic Biographical Details

Name: Simpson Low
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Simpson Low was articled to John Alexander Ogg Allan in August 1913, studying at the Aberdeen School of Arts & Crafts. His training was interrupted by two-and-a-half years' war service, but he obtained his diploma in June 1919 and completed his apprenticeship that December. The following month he joined the office of A Marshall Mackenzie & Son as assistant. He was admitted ARIBA late that year or early the next under the war exemption scheme, his proposers being Allan, Alexander Marshall Mackenzie and George Watt.

He retired in 1961. By 1970 he was living in Bournemouth.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Woodlea, Dyce, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1920 *  
Item 2 of 226, Buccleuch Road, Branksome, Bournemouth, EnglandPrivatec. 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 2John Alexander Ogg AllanAugust 1913December 1919ApprenticeWith the exception of two-and-a-half years' war service
Item 2 of 2A Marshall Mackenzie & SonJanuary 1920 Assistant 


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 1920 or early 1921for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Marshall MackenzieLate 1920 or early 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3George WattLate 1920 or early 1921for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3160 (microfilm reel 25)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James