Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick Alistair Morrison
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 March 1909
Died: 1971
Bio Notes: Frederick Alistair Morrison was born on 1 March 1909 and was articled to Maclaren Soutar Salmond of Dundee from 1928 to 1930. He continued his apprenticeship in the office of Maclennan & Cunningham in Edinburgh from 1931 to 1934. He passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh on 17 June 1936 and was admitted ARIBA on 10 May the following year, his proposers being Frank Charles Mears, James Inch Morrison and Thomas Forbes Maclennan, who wrote in his supporting statement: 'I found him very keen and capable and that I could entrust him with much more responsible work than usually falls to the lot of a junior.' His nomination papers state that he had been awarded travelling scholarships which enabled him to visit Holland in 1934, Sweden in 1935 and Britain and France in 1936, the latter for the purposes of studying town planning. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Morrison retired in June 1969, and was living at Charlton Hovethorne, Sherborne, Dorset in 1970 when he resigned his RIBA membership. Morrison died in 1971 at Yeovil. His death was registered between April and June of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 32, Rochester Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1936After 1937 
Item 2 of 326, Forbes Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 3 of 3Old Orchard, Charlton Hovethorne, Sherborne, Dorset, EnglandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 2Maclaren Soutar Salmond19281930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Maclennan & Cunningham19311934Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Forbes Maclennan10 May 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears10 May 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Inch Morrison10 May 1937for 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 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6417 (combined box 138)