Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Malcolm Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1900
Died: 1986
Bio Notes: Alexander Malcolm Stewart was born about 1900. He attended Robert Gordon's College studying for his Diploma between September 1919 and July 1923. From 1921 he was articled to George Watt and stayed for a further period as assistant until June 1924. In September1923 he had embarked on the the post-Diploma course at Robert Gordon's and completed this in June 1924. He then took a post as assistant to Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor where he was at the time of his application to the RIBA for membership. He sat the qualifying exam sometime in 1926 and was admitted ARIBA on 14 June 1926, his proposers being Robert Gordon Wilson, junior, John Wilson Walker and George Watt.

In 1935 he returned to Aberdeen and was taken into partnership by George Watt, the name of the firm becoming George Watt & Stewart. He retired in 1974 and died in 1986.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 493, Kenneth Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1926 *  
Item 2 of 436, Fairfield Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1926 *  
Item 3 of 428, Queensgate, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1930Before 1939(?) 
Item 4 of 4214, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness19351974 

* 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 4George WattJune 1921Before 1924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4George WattAfter 1921September 1924Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Carruthers Ballantyne, Cox & TaylorOctober 1924Before 1936Assistant 
Item 4 of 4George Watt & Stewart19351974PartnerStill listed as partner in 1975 directory


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Wilson Walker14 June 1926For Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Watt14 June 1926For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)14 June 1926For 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 71936Advocates Hall  AberdeenScotlandProposal to rebuild and possibly enlarge after fire damage.
Item 2 of 71936News Cinema  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 71936Spence HallUdny Green AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 4 of 71937Kemp Memorial HallOld Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 71937New Palais de Danse  AberdeenScotlandExtension
Item 6 of 71940School and schoolhouseWhitestocks AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 7 of 71951Public School, CulterCulter AberdeenshireScotlandTo prepare plans for extensions


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 1Builder20 July 1951  p102

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3George Watt & Stewart Practice ArchiveGeorge Watt & Stewart Practice Archive  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information via website from Bill Michie, retired partner in George Watt & Stewart
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 3957 (Box 4)