Basic Biographical Details

Name: Annie Nicol Turnbull (Mrs Hubbard)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 March 1913
Died: 1989
Bio Notes: Annie Nicol Turnbull was born on 1 March 1913, the daughter of Wilson Turnbull, stockbroker, and his wife Annie Nicol Robertson. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1932 to 1937. She passed the qualifying exam in June 1938 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 December of that year, her proposers being Charles Geddes Soutar, Thomas Forbes Maclennan and Ebenezer James MacRae, Edinburgh City Architect. MacRae's supporting statement indicates that she had spent a year working under him in the City Architect's Department prior to that date, as well as having experience in other offices which have yet to be identified. She was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and by 1948 was also an Associate Member of the Town Planning Institute.

She remained in Edinburgh until the late 1940s but she was appointed Planning Officer of Dunfermline on 12 October 1948 and became Burgh Architect and Town Planning Officer on 10 February 1954. The previous year when she was 40 she had taken a ship to Madeira, presumably for a holiday. She resigned her post in Dunfermline in April 1955 just prior to her marriage. She married Edward C Hubbard in Chelsea between April and June of that year.

Annie moved to London and by 1960 was living in North Wembley. She retained her membership of the RIBA until at least 1960 if not beyond. She died between April and June 1989. She was still living in London at that time.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Brent, London, EnglandPrivate 1989 
Item 2 of 671, Nile Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1938After 1939 
Item 3 of 650, Braid Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1948 *  
Item 4 of 66, Abbot Street, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1950After 1957 
Item 5 of 6Hayside, Limekilns, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1953 *  
Item 6 of 6107, The Fairway, North Wembley, Middllesex, EnglandPrivate1960 *  

* 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 3Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)After 1932Before 1938ApprenticePossibly assistant; working under Ebenezer James MacRae, City Architect
Item 2 of 3Ebenezer James MacRaeAfter 1932Before 1938Apprentice(?)Possibly assistant; working in Edinburgh City Architect's Department
Item 3 of 3Dunfermline Burgh Council Architect's DepartmentBefore 1953After 1957Chief ArchitectBurgh Architect in charge of Architecture and Town Planning


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 Maclennan5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Ebenezer James MacRae5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Geddes Soutar5 December 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 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 3Fife Council ArchivesDunfermline Burgh records Information courtesy of Andrew Dowsey, Fife Council archivist.
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6984 (combined box 169)