Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stephen Sutherland
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 March 1906
Died: 3 March 1963
Bio Notes: Stephen Sutherland was born on 30 March 1906, the son of JAmes Barron Stephen Sutherland, farmer and his wife, Isabella Taylor. He studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture from September 1921 to June 1923. In September of the latter year he commenced a three-year apprenticeship to Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon, remaining as assistant until March 1927. In May 1927 he left to spend three months in the office of Robert Robb Gall. The following month he obtained his diploma. Nothing is known of his whereabouts between then and June 1929 when he took the professional practice exam in London. In August of the latter year he moved to London to join H M Office of Works, and he passed the professional practice exam that December. He joined the LCC Architects' Department in May 1930, left for unknown reasons in November 1931, but returned in November 1933 and was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 4 April 1938, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, Edwin Paul Wheeler and Edwin George Goodson Bax. Rollo's supporting statement suggests that the gaps in Sutherland's career may be explained by ill-health, as he writes that he was 'unable to attend the School [Aberdeen School of Architecture] in 1927 and 1928'.

Sutherland died aged 56 at his home, East Lodge, Mortonhall Estate, survived by his wife, Agnes Suttie Smith.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 25, Hornsey Lane Gardens, Highgate, London, EnglandPrivate1938 *  
Item 2 of 2East Lodge, Morton Hall, Liberton, Edinbugh, ScotlandPrivate1950 *1963 

* 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 6Arthur Hay Livingstone MackinnonSeptember 1923September 1926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Arthur Hay Livingstone MackinnonSeptember 1926March 1927Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Robert Robb GallMarch 1927September 1927Assistant 
Item 4 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)August 1929May 1930Assistantin London office
Item 5 of 6London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)November 1930November 1931Assistant 
Item 6 of 6London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)November 1933After 1938Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edwin George Goodson Bax4 April 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo4 April 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Edwin Paul Wheeler4 April 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6756 (combined box 158)