Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Hunter Cameron
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Robert Hunter Cameron was articled to Hippolyte Blanc from 1899 to 1904 and remained as assistant until 1906, studying at Edinburgh School of Art, Heriot-Wat College and Edinburgh University. In 1904, presumably at the end of his apprenticeship, he spent three months studying ecclesiastical work in Beverley, York and surrounding areas. On leaving Blanc's office in 1906 he moved to London where he spent ten months with A Marshall Mackenzie & Son, 14 months with Frank T Verity, two years and five months with Edwin Landseer Lutyens, two years in the LCC Schools Department and two years and one month with Flockhart & Guthrie. He then went to South Africa where he worked for Herbert Baker for four months.

During the First World War he served with the 3rd Cameron Highlanders, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He was admitted ARIBA on 3 March 1919, his proposers being Lutyens, Verity and AGR Mackenzie. At that time he was living in Glasgow; his declaration accepting his admittance was witnessed by Charles Gourlay at the Royal Technical College on 7 March.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1c/o Miss Campbell/40, Airlie Gardens, Hyndland, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1919 *  

* 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 8Hippolyte Jean Blanc18991904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Hippolyte Jean Blanc19041906Assistant 
Item 3 of 8A Marshall Mackenzie & Son1906c. 1906Assistantfor 10 months
Item 4 of 8Francis Thomas Verityc. 1906c. 1907Assistantfor 1 year 2 months
Item 5 of 8Edwin Landseer Lutyensc. 1907c. 1909Assistantfor 2 years 5 months
Item 6 of 8London School Board Architect's Office (LCC Education Committee)c. 1909c. 1911Assistantfor 2 years
Item 7 of 8Flockhart & Guthriec. 1911c. 1913Assistantfor 2 years 1 month
Item 8 of 8(Sir) Herbert Bakerc. 1913c. 1913Assistantfor 4 months (in South Africa)


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edwin Landseer Lutyens3 March 1919for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie3 March 1919for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Francis Thomas Verity3 March 1919for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v24 no2714 (microfilm reel 23)