Basic Biographical Details

Name: Benjamin Murray Manson
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 June 1912
Died: 19 November 1968
Bio Notes: Benjamin Murray Manson was born on 17 June 1912, the son of John McLeod Manson, joiner and his wife Catherine Manson. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1930. He assisted in the office of Henry & Maclennan from 1934 to 1935 and from 1936 to 1937, and obtained his diploma in June of the latter year. During his holidays he undertook sketching tours in Scotland and England. He was admitted ARIBA on 18 July 1938, his proposers being Thomas Forbes Maclennan, John Fraser Matthew and Frank Charles Mears. At that time he was working in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh.

He died aged 47 on 20 September 1952, survived by his wife Catherine Drummond Macmillan.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 264, Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1952 
Item 2 of 232, Almond Bank Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1938 *After 1950 

* 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 3Henry & Maclennan19341935Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Henry & Maclennan19361937Assistant 
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1937 or 1938 Assistant 


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 Maclennan18 July 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Fraser Matthew18 July 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears18 July 1938for 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 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6821 (combined box 162)