Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Theodore Marshall
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 January 1914
Died: Before 1975
Bio Notes: Alexander Theodore Marshall was born on 2 January 1914 and was articled to Joseph Johnston of Dundee from April 1932 to April 1936, remaining as junior assistant for a further five months. During this period he studied at Dundee School of Architecture where he gained an exemption from the intermediate exam. In October 1936 he commenced the full-time diploma course at Edinburgh College of Art. Whilst there he won the Rutland Prize, enabling him to spend July and August 1937 travelling in Holland, France and Germany. He obtained his diploma in June 1938 and spent the month of July working in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh and the month of August touring England. He then embarked on a further course of study at Edinburgh College of Art, this time in Town Planning, during which he was admitted ARIBA on 3 April 1939, his proposers being Charles Geddes Soutar, William Salmond and Frank Charles Mears. He was also a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association by that time, and was lodging with Mrs Gass, 2 Viewforth Gardens.

In 1939 Marshall travelled in Norway and Sweden. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Engineers, and on the cease of hostilities he returned to Edinburgh where he was appointed Assistant Planning Officer in 1946. Later the same year he moved to Londonderry to take up a post as Planning Officer, and the following year he commenced practice there on his own account. He was admitted FRIBA in 1957, at which time he was practising from Lane's Buildings, Princes Quay, Londonderry. His proposers were Richard Hanna Gibson, A Lacy and another (illegible).

Marshall died in or before 1975, prior to which he had been living at 4 Rheast Mooar Avenue, Ramsey, Isle of Man.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4c/o Mrs Gass, 2, Viewforth Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  
Item 2 of 4Lane's Buildings, Princes Quay, Londonderry, Northern IrelandBusiness1957 *  
Item 3 of 444, Duncreggan Road, Londonderry, Northern IrelandPrivate1957 *  
Item 4 of 44, Rheast Mooar Avenue, Ramsey, Isle of Man, Isle of ManPrivateAfter 1957Before 1975 

* 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 3Joseph JohnstonApril 1932February 1936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Joseph JohnstonFebruary 1936September 1936Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)July 1938July 1938Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Robert Hanna Gibson10 October 1957For Fellowship
Item 2 of 5A F Lacy8 October 1957For Fellowship
Item 3 of 5(Sir) Frank Charles Mears3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 4 of 5William Salmond3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 5 of 5Charles Geddes Soutar3 April 1939for 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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7173 (stored under F5306, combined box 70); F no5306 (combined box 70)