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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|c/o Mrs Gass, 2, Viewforth Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1939 *|| || |
|Lane's Buildings, Princes Quay, Londonderry, Northern Ireland||Business||1957 *|| || |
|44, Duncreggan Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland||Private||1957 *|| || |
|4, Rheast Mooar Avenue, Ramsey, Isle of Man, Isle of Man||Private||After 1957||Before 1975|| |
* 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|| |
|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 no7173 (stored under F5306, combined box 70); F no5306 (combined box 70)|