Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick George Sturrock
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 November 1896
Died: 8 July 1970
Bio Notes: Frederick George Sturrock was born on 5 November 1896, the son of George Sturrock, joiner, and his wife Mary MacDonald. He was articled to H & F Thomson of Dundee from 1911, attending classes at Dundee Technical College and School of Art. His career was interrupted by war service from 1915 to 1920 but in the latter year he joined building contractor G N Sturrock of Lochee, presumably a relative, as draughtsman. In 1925 he entered the Works Department of Dundee Education Authority and in 1930 took up a post in the City Architect's Office. He was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 6 December 1937, his proposers being William Salmond, John Donald Mills and Charles Geddes Soutar. His declaration of 15 January 1938 accepting his admittance was witnessed by Robert Dron, a fellow assistant in the office. Sturrock was also an Associate of the Dundee Institute of Architects.

Sturrock died 8 July 1970 at Ashlundie Hospital, Monifieth, survived by his wife Ellen Mary Greig and his daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 315, Blackness Avenue, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate 1970 
Item 2 of 3Myrtle Bank, Newburgh Road, Wormit, Fife, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1937After 1939 
Item 3 of 391, Magdelen Yard Road, DundeePrivate1950 *  

* 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 5H & F Thomson19111915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5G N Sturrock19201925Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 5Dundee Education Authority Works Department19251930Assistant 
Item 4 of 5James McLellan Brown1930After 1937AssistantIn Dundee City Architect's Department
Item 5 of 5Dundee City Architect's Department1930After 1937AssistantWorking under James McLellan Brown, City Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Donald Mills6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Salmond6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Geddes Soutar6 December 1937for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 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 no6575 (combined box 147)