Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ian Alexander Moodie
Designation: Architect
Born: 31 December 1900
Died: 8 July 1986
Bio Notes: Ian Alexander Moodie was born on 31 December 1900, the son of Alexander Moodie, school teacher, and his wife Annie Moodie. He studied at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College from September 1916 until June 1921, taking the full diploma course and winning the Byrne Scholarship (75). During this period he served his articles with John Alexander Ogg Allan in Aberdeen. In 1922 he was appointed as an assistant teacher of architectural design in the evening school at Robert Gordon's. About this time he made various sketching tours in the north of Scotland.

Moodie sat the qualifying exam and was admiited ARIBA on 8 January 1923, his proposers being J A O Allan, George Watt and John Wilson Walker. By 1930 or 1931 he was an Associate and member of the Council of the Aberdeen Society of Architects, at which time his address was 44 Hamilton Place, Aberdeen. No further details are yet known. By 1939-40 he had moved to 6 Harlaw Terrace. By 1950 he had moved to Perth and was Perthshire County Architect. He was still County Architect in 1965 but had retired before 1970.

Moodie died on 8 July 1986 aged 85. His wife Elizabeth Wilson Thom McCrae had predeceased him but he was survived by his daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6County Offices, York Place, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 6137, Clifton Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate(?)1923 *  
Item 3 of 644, Hamilton Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1930 or 1931 *  
Item 4 of 66, Harlaw Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 or 1940 *  
Item 5 of 6Perth & Clackmannan Council Chambers, County Square, Perth, ScotlandBusiness1953 *  
Item 6 of 6Cruachan/59, Viewlands Road, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 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 1John Alexander Ogg Allan  Apprentice 


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 Allan8 January 1923For Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Wilson Walker8 January 1923For Associateship
Item 3 of 3George Watt8 January 1923For 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 161948School Muirton  PerthScotlandCounty Architect
Item 2 of 167 November 1952Blairgowrie High SchoolBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandp688
Item 3 of 161953New police houses and garage, PitlochryPitlochry Perth & Kinross New police houses, garage, etc
Item 4 of 161953School, GoodlyburnPerth PerthshireScotlandNew school - as County Architect
Item 5 of 1630 January 1953Alloa Academy, ClaremontAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandNew academy. It is not clear what happened to this scheme. 'Buildings of Scotland' gives W H Henry, County Architect, as being responsible.
Item 6 of 161954Houses, Cathedral StreetDunkeld PerthshireScotlandRestoration of houses on south side - except 7 which is a replica and 12-14 and 17 which filled gaps
Item 7 of 16195517-19 High StreetDunkeld PerthshireScotlandRepair and restoration - as Perth County Architect
Item 8 of 1619 April 1957Fire Station for Perth & Kinross Joint County CouncilsBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandper Builder p752
Item 9 of 1626 April 1957Kinnoul Protestant Primary School  PerthScotlandper Builder p796
Item 10 of 1624 May 1957CC school at AuchterarderAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandper Builder p973
Item 11 of 1614 June 1957Perth and Kinross Joint County Council SchoolCoupar AngusScotlandas County Architect, per Builder p1102
Item 12 of 161958Breadalbane AcademyAberfeldy PerthshireScotland2-storey block to N added
Item 13 of 161961 Letham Housing Estate, Primary schoolPerth PerthshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 14 of 161961Kinross Public SchoolKinross Kinross-shireScotlandFurther extension to NW of earlier addition
Item 15 of 161961School for Mentally Handicapped ChildrenScone Perth & KinrossScotlandAs County Architect
Item 16 of 161962St Columba's High SchoolPerth PerthshireScotlandAs Perth & Kinross County Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder7 November 1952  p688
Item 2 of 6Builder30 January 1953  p216
Item 3 of 6Builder15 May 1953  p776
Item 4 of 6Builder25 December 1953  p1014
Item 5 of 6Builder1 January 1954  p37
Item 6 of 6Builder19 April 1957  p252

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 3634 (microfilm 27)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James