Basic Biographical Details

Name: Margaret Robertson Mathers (Mrs Sutherland)
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 August 1913
Died: 15 December 1991
Bio Notes: Margaret Robertson Mathers (Mrs Margearet Robertson Sutherland) was born on 8 August 1913, the daughter of Robert Pirie Mathers, surgeon, and his wife, Dinah Eliza Smith. She studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London from October 1932 until July 1937, passing the qualifying exam at University College, London in the latter month. She then returned to Dundee where she joined Maclaren Soutar Salmond as assistant two months later. She was admitted ARIBA on 5 December 1938, her proposers being William Salmond, Patrick Hill Thoms, and Charles Geddes Soutar who claimed in his statement to have known her since 1920, when she was only seven years old. She was a member of the Dundee Institute of Architects.

Mathers does not appear in RIBA Kalendars after 1939. She probably gave up practising after her marriage to James Hunter Sutherland, a solicitor. She died at Linlathen House Nursing Home, Arbroath Road, Broughty Ferry, on 15 December 1991. She was survived by her husband.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 27, Rochfield Crescent, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate 1991 
Item 2 of 2162, Nethergate, Dundee, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1938After 1939 

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 1Maclaren Soutar SalmondSeptember 1937After 1938Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Salmond5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Geddes Soutar5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Patrick Hill Thoms5 December 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6946 (combined box 167)