Basic Biographical Details

Name: Herbert Kitchener Calder
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Herbert Kitchener Calder was articled to Robert Henderson Motion of Dunfermline in June 1915. His apprenticeship was interrupted by military service from March 1917to October 1919 but he spent four months of the following year completing his training with Motion. He subsequently moved to Aberdeen where he joined the firm of Tawse & Allan in January 1921, remaining there until August 1922 (the dates given in his RIBA nomination papers). Thereafter he studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture until 1926. On 29 November of the latter year he was admitted ARIBA, his proposers being Robert Gordon Wilson Junior, John Wilson Walker and Alexander Marshall Mackenzie.

By 1950 Calder had a post with the Ministry of Works in Edinburgh.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1251, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1926 *  

* 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 3Robert Henderson MotionJune 19151920ApprenticeWith the exception of war service, March 1917 to October 1919
Item 2 of 3Tawse & AllanJanuary 1921August 1922Assistant 
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1950 * Architect 

* 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 3Alexander Marshall Mackenzie29 November 1926for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Wilson Walker29 November 1926for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)29 November 1926for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3979 (box 5)