Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Milne Wilson
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 December 1913
Died: 20 May 1997
Bio Notes: Alexander Milne Wilson was born on 23 December 1913 and studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture for three years from September 1931. He continued to attend evening classes thereafter whilst articled to James Brown Nicol of Kelly & Nicol from August 1934. He obtained his diploma in June 1937 and was promoted to assistant in the same practice on 20 July. He was admitted ARIBA on 6 December that year, his proposers being Nicol, R Leslie Rollo and John Gibb Marr. He was also an Associate of Aberdeen Society of Architects. By 1950 he had taken a post with the Aberdeen City Architect's Department. In about 1963 he was County Architect and Planning Officer of Banffshire, a post which he retained until retirement which was in the 1970s.

He died on 20 May 1997.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 437, Belvidere Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1937After 1939 
Item 2 of 411, Broad Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 4County Architect's Office/13, Cluny Square, Buckie, Banffshire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1964  
Item 4 of 4Burnside House/3, Queen Street, Buckie, Banffshire, ScotlandBusiness1979After 1994This address is still given in 1994 directory

* 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 3Kelly & NicolAugust 193420 July 1937Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Kelly & Nicol20 July 1937 Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Banffshire County Architect's Officec. 1963 Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Gibb Marr6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo6 December 1937for 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 2 Banff AcademyBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 2 of 21965Primary and Secondary SchoolCullen BanffshireScotlandAs Chief Architect Banff County Council


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 7RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 7RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 7RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder25 February 1969  p488
Item 2 of 2RIAS Chartered ArchitectAugust 1997v8, no6 Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6588 (combined box 148)