Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Green
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 April 1913
Died: 1993
Bio Notes: Alexander Green was born on 13 January 1913. He served his articles with an as yet unidentified office from 1928 to 1933. Jack Coia who was one of his proposers for nomination to Licentiateship indicated that he served his articles with Sam Bunton but as Bunton was born in 1908 it is unlikely that he would have been in a position to take on an apprentice when he was only 20 years old. Green's nomination paperlists three schools: Clydebank High School, Glasgow High School and Glasgow Technical College during this period but it is not clear if he attended the schools or was involved with work on them. From 1933 to 1938 he took the Certificate Course at Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow Royal Technical College.

After the completion of his articles he took as post as assistant in the office of Sam Bunton from 1933-35 but transferred to the Corporation of Glasgow Housing Department in the latter year where he was assistant Grade 1. By the time of his nomination to Licentiateship in 1948, proposed by Jack Coia, Frank Burnet (as President of the GIA) and William MacLean, Secretary of the GIA) he was senior assistant.

He was an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1939-40 and his address at that date was 360 Alderman Road, Knightswood, Glasgow.

He probably died in May 1993.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3360, Alderman Road, Knightswood, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 or 1940After 1948 
Item 2 of 323, Gaza Road, West Ryde, Sydney, AustraliaBusiness1960 *  
Item 3 of 3299, Sturt Point, Sturt, South Australia, AustraliaPrivatec. 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 3Sam Bunton19331935Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)1935053 October 1945Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)c. 1945After 1947Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Frank Russell Burnet13 January 1948For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2Jack Antonio Coia13 January 1948For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersL no 6202 (Combined Box 125)