Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Alexander Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 September 1908
Died: 1973
Bio Notes: Robert Alexander Scott was born on 28 September 1908 and was articled to T Aikman Swan from 1925 to 1930, attending morning classes at Edinburgh College of Art under John Begg. He took day classes from 1930 to 1932 and obtained his diploma in the latter year, passing the Professional Practice exam in Edinburgh in December 1933. This enabled him to be admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being Begg, Swan and Charles Denny Carus-Wilson. At that time he was working in the office of T P Marwick & Son. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

He moved to Cumberland prior to 1960. He died between January and March 1973 in the Worth Valley, West Yorkshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 550, Hollybank Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  
Item 2 of 510, Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1935  
Item 3 of 514, Stafford Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1938c. 1939 
Item 4 of 515, Cameron Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1940 *c. 1947 
Item 5 of 5Broombank, Seascale, Cumberland, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1960  

* 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 2Thomas Aikman Swan19251930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2T P Marwick & Son1934 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John BeggEarly 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Denny Carus-WilsonEarly 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Aikman SwanEarly 1934for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11935St Andrews Church of Scotland  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The 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 no5435 (combined box 79)