Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Charles Ross Mackenzie |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||18 November 1913 |
|Died: ||11 August 2003 |
|Bio Notes: ||Charles Ross Mackenzie was born on 18 November 1913, the son of Charles Mackenzie, house furnisher, and his wife Jessie Pringle. He took the diploma course at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1934 to 1940, during which time he obtained a year's office experience with Frank Charles Mears. He spent his holidays using travelling scholarships to study architecture in the Cotswolds, Somerset and France. He was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40, and lived at 29 Craigleith Drive at that date. He passed the final exam at ECA in 1940 and was admitted ARIBA on 15 October that year, his proposers being Mears, Alex Allan Foote and George Donaldson Macniven. He was also an Associate Member of the Town Planning Institute. |
He later worked for the Midlothian CC Planning Department, from which he retired in 1975. At that time he resigned his RIBA membership, stating that he did not intend to practise as an architect again in future.
He died at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 11 August 2003.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|29, Craigleith Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1939||After 1950|| |
|26, East Court, Ravelston House Park, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1976 *|| || |
|93, Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||2003 *|| ||Address at time of death.|
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no7667 (combined box 197)|