Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gilbert Laurie Cadell
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 November 1909
Died: 1993
Bio Notes: Gilbert Laurie Cadell was born on 20 November 1909 and attended Cambridge University (Pembroke College) School of Architecture under Theodore Fyfe from October 1927 to 21 June 1930. He then moved to Edinburgh where he studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 4 October 1930 until 16 June 1932. On 7 October of the latter year he entered the office of Leslie Grahame-Thomson and whilst there he passed the Professional Practice exam in July 1933. He left Grahame-Thomson's office on 23 October that year and appears to have commenced independent practice at 15 Ellersly Road, Edinburgh, his house being Brae Lodge, Murrayfield. He was admitted ARIBA on 8 January 1934, his proposers being John Begg, Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie and Fyfe, who wrote in his supporting statement that Cadell had completed his studies 'in a very creditable manner'. Cadell was a friend of Walter Schomberg Scott.

Cadell had moved to London by 1939. No details are yet known of his subsequent career. Towards the end of his life he resided at 9 Pembridge Place, London W2. His student drawings were presented to NMRS by his daughter Eleanor Mary Cadell after his death in1993.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Brae Lodge, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1933 *  
Item 2 of 415, Ellersley Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1933 *  
Item 3 of 490, Westbourne Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 4 of 49, Pembridge Place, London W2, EnglandPrivateBefore 19951995 

* 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 1Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)7 October 193223 October 1933Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg8 January 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie8 January 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3David Theodore Fyfe8 January 1934for 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 1195117 Lugton BraeDalkeith MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp208
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 A no5294 (combined box 69)