Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander John Smith
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 April 1921
Died: 21 June 1972
Bio Notes: Alexander John Smith was born on 30 April 1921, the son of James Patrick Smith, building contractor, and his wife Margaret McDonald. He studied at the Roberts Gordons College in Aberdeen. He was admitted ARIBA in 1952. In 1970 he was a partner with Baxter Clark & Paul.

Smith died on 21 June 1972 at the early age of 51. He was survived by his wife Isobel Janette Mackenzie.


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Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Inchgarth Cottage, Ingarth Road, Pitfodels, Angus, ScotlandPrivate 1972 
Item 2 of 32, Leys Drive, Inverness, Invernes-shire, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 316, Granville Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1952 *After 1970 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Baxter Clark & Paul1970 *1972Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 192 96 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 192 Aberdeen Airport  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 192 Blocks of buildings, Drysdale StreetAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 4 of 192 Clydesdale BankInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 5 of 192 Commercial DevelopmentCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 192 Housing for the East of Scotland Housing AssociationBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 192 Lindsay Court, Dundee Technology Park  DundeeScotland 
Item 8 of 192 New Factory Buildings, Annick Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 192 Office block, West Nile Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 192 Offices for Claben Ltd (Hauliers)  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 192 Offices for Clydebank District CouncilClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 12 of 192 Offices for Conoco Limited  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 192 Paisley District General HospitalPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 14 of 192 Penny Lane HousingNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 15 of 192 Peterhead     
Item 16 of 192 Playhouse Site  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 192 Seafield Place HousingPortsoy Banffshire  
Item 18 of 192 Shopping Development for Fine FareBridge of Don AberdeenScotland 
Item 19 of 192 Strathmore Housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 20 of 192 Telephone Exchange  AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 192 United States Airforce AccommodationDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 22 of 192 Whinnieknowe Gardens HousingNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1921969Grange and Dundee Golf ClubMonifieth AngusScotlandExtension. Also 1972 extension
Item 24 of 1921969Reform Street housingBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 25 of 1921970sAberdeen Airport  AberdeenScotlandVarious extensions and new buildings in the 1970s
Item 26 of 192197014 HousesKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 27 of 1921970Cleveland Tool and Gauge FactoryBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 28 of 1921970Forthill Sports ClubForthill DundeeScotlandSquash Courts added 1973 and 1975
Item 29 of 1921970Fountains Road housingTain Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 30 of 1921970Golf clubhouseDornoch SutherlandScotlandExtensions
Item 31 of 1921970Licensed PremisesGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 1921970Light Engineering FactoryElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 33 of 1921970Maitland Street housingHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1921970Montrose Asylum, Angus HouseHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandUpgrading
Item 35 of 1921970Montrose Royal Hospital, Therapy UnitMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 36 of 1921970New Clubhouse Balnagask AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 37 of 1921970Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Assessment UnitYorkhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 1921970Speculative Private HousingGolspie SutherlandScotland 
Item 39 of 1921970Speculative Private HousingLaggary, Rhu DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 40 of 1921970Speculative Private HousingNinewells DundeeScotland 
Item 41 of 1921970Speculative Private Housing, DalmoreHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 42 of 1921970Telephone ExchangePerth PerthshireScotlandExtension
Item 43 of 1921970Timex FactoryWashington County DurhamEnglandExtensions
Item 44 of 1921970White Bear Public HousePiccadilly LondonEngland 
Item 45 of 192197176 Bed Psychiatric Hostel Unit  DundeeScotland 
Item 46 of 1921971Earls Court Hotel  AberdeenScotland 
Item 47 of 1921971Factory Alness Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 48 of 1921971Factory Offices for Nestles  DundeeScotland 
Item 49 of 1921971Horsemarket Lees housingKeith AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 50 of 1921971Housing developmentFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 51 of 1921971Mansfield housing schemeTain Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 52 of 1921971Public LibraryCarnoustie AngusScotland 
Item 53 of 1921971Public LibraryBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1921971Special School for Dumbarton County CouncilDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 55 of 1921971Speculative Private Housing, DurrisBanchory KincardineshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1921971Speculative Private Housing, MansfieldTain Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 57 of 1921971St James's University Hospital  LeedsEngland 
Item 58 of 1921971Telephone Exchange North Berwick East LothianScotlandExtension
Item 59 of 1921971The Punchbowl Public House  PrestonEngland 
Item 60 of 1921971Timex Factory  DundeeScotlandAddition
Item 61 of 1921971Tollgate Public House  CoventryEngland 
Item 62 of 1921972Ambulance DepotInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 63 of 1921972Duff Street HousingKeith AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1921972Glenurquhart Lodge HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 65 of 1921972Novar Toll HotelAlness Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 66 of 1921972Primary School for Angus County Council  AngusScotland 
Item 67 of 1921972Special School, for Edinburgh Town Council  EdinburghScotland 
Item 68 of 1921972Speculative Private Housing, Glamis Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 69 of 1921972Strathmore Street housing scheme Barnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 70 of 1921972The Black BearWakefield YorkshireEngland 
Item 71 of 1921972The GrangeDornoch SutherlandScotlandExtensions
Item 72 of 1921972Workshops and Offices Lossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 73 of 1921973Blairgowrie Golf Club, RosemountBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandExtensions
Item 74 of 1921973Community CentreBeith AyrshireScotland 
Item 75 of 1921973Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 76 of 1921973Dundee High School  DundeeScotlandSports club added
Item 77 of 1921973Dundee High School FP Sports Club  DundeeScotland 
Item 78 of 1921973Dundee Royal Infirmary  DundeeScotlandRedevelopment Phase I (1973), Theatre upgrading (1976) and Phase IV (1979)
Item 79 of 1921973Evanton Housing SchemeEvanton Ross-shireScotland 
Item 80 of 1921973HousingSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 81 of 1921973Housing for Nairn Town CouncilNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1921973Housing scheme for SSHANairn  NairnshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1921973Housing Scheme for SSHAKildary Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 84 of 1921973Housing scheme for SSHADingwall Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 85 of 1921973Jessie Street housingBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 86 of 1921973Matrix EngineeringBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 87 of 1921973Offices and Warehousing, Sea Oil ServicesMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 88 of 1921973Peterhead Golf ClubPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandExtensions
Item 89 of 1921973Public HouseArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 90 of 1921973Restaurant, Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 91 of 1921973Sheltered HousingTain Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 92 of 1921973Sheltered HousingNairn    
Item 93 of 1921973Speculative Private HousingFortrose Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 94 of 1921973Speculative Private HousingKingennie AngusScotland 
Item 95 of 1921973Speculative Private HousingSouth Queensferry EdinburghScotland 
Item 96 of 1921973Speculative Private Housing, Clydearran EstateHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 97 of 1921973Speculative Private Housing, KingsmillsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 98 of 1921973Speculative Private Housing, RosemountBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 99 of 1921973Telephone ExchangeFairmuir DundeeScotlandExtension
Item 100 of 1921973Telephone Exchange, Rodd Road  DundeeScotlandExtension
Item 101 of 1921973West End BarPeterhead AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 102 of 1921974Caithness Central Hospital Wick CaithnessScotlandPhase 2
Item 103 of 1921974Effluent Plant, Timex  DundeeScotland 
Item 104 of 1921974Four Primary Schools for Shetland County Council  ShetlandScotland 
Item 105 of 1921974Housing for Blairgowrie Town CouncilBlairgowrie  PerthshireScotland 
Item 106 of 1921974Housing Scheme for SSHAInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 107 of 1921974Speculative Private HousingScotston AberdeenScotland 
Item 108 of 1921974Yardam Public House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 109 of 1921975Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Continuing Care Unit  AberdeenScotland 
Item 110 of 1921975Community Centre Kilbirnie AyrshireScotland 
Item 111 of 1921975Dr Barnardo's  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 112 of 1921975Dundee Royal Infirmary, Continuing Care Unit  DundeeScotland 
Item 113 of 1921975Factory Buildings, Glaxo LaboratoriesAnnan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 114 of 1921975Glasgow (Abbotsinch) Airportnr Paisley RenfrewshireScotlandOffices
Item 115 of 1921975Housing Action Area Study  GlasgowScotland 
Item 116 of 1921975Housing at WellparkWellpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 117 of 1921975Local authority housing, Church RoadArrochar Dunbartonshire/ArgyllScotland 
Item 118 of 1921975Maitland Court housingHelensburgh Dunbartonshire/ArgyllScotland 
Item 119 of 1921975Office Building for Property Services AgencyBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 120 of 1921975Sheltered HousingBlairgowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 121 of 1921975Sheltered Housing, NairnNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 122 of 1921975Speculative Private HousingPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 123 of 1921975Speculative Private Housing Peterhead AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 124 of 1921975Sunnyside Royal Hospital, nurses' homeMontrose AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 125 of 1921975United States Air BaseEdzell AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 126 of 192c. 1975Marine Centre  FamagustaCyprus 
Item 127 of 192c. 1975Special School for the HandicappedCumbernauld DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 128 of 192c. 1975St Aidan's Special School for the Handicapped  GlasgowScotland 
Item 129 of 1921976Commercial DevelopmentLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 130 of 1921976Housing for Reidvale Housing AssociationDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 131 of 1921976Housing RehabilitationNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 132 of 1921976Rehabilitation StudyClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 133 of 1921976Speculative Private Housing, DurrisBanchory KincardineshireScotland 
Item 134 of 1921976Turnhouse Airport  EdinburghScotlandPolice Station, General Aviation Building and Cargo Handling Terminal
Item 135 of 1921977East Craigs Housing scheme Phase II for Edinvar Housing AssociationEast Craigs EdinburghScotland 
Item 136 of 1921977Edinburgh Airport  EdinburghScotlandGeneral Aviation Building and Cargo Handling Building
Item 137 of 1921977General Purpose Building for Glaxo LaboratoriesMontrose AngusScotlandFurther laboratories
Item 138 of 1921977Housing for SSHACalton Glasgow  
Item 139 of 1921977Housing for SSHACalton GlasgowScotland 
Item 140 of 1921977Landward Housing, Phases I and IITain Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 141 of 1921977Nursery UnitSoundMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 142 of 1921977Private Speculative HousingCove Bay AberdeenScotland 
Item 143 of 1921977Roanheads Housing for SSHAPeterhead AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 144 of 1921977SchoolCunningsburghMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 145 of 1921977Sheltered HousingLarbert StirlingshireScotland 
Item 146 of 1921977Sound Primary SchoolLerwickMainland, ShetlandShetlandScotland 
Item 147 of 1921977Thistle TavernPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 148 of 1921977West Dunbartonshire Council OfficesClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 149 of 1921978Angus Works  DundeeScotlandSubdivision of works
Item 150 of 1921978Cairnpark Special SchoolCraiglockhart Edinburgh  
Item 151 of 1921978Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art  DundeeScotlandAlterations to Crawford Building
Item 152 of 1921978HotelInverness Inverness-shire  
Item 153 of 1921978Housing at WatermillFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 154 of 1921978Housing for Dumbarton District CouncilHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 155 of 1921978Housing for Nairn District CouncilNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 156 of 1921978Housing for SSHAHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 157 of 1921978National Cash Registers Factory (NCR Factory)  DundeeScotlandRehabilitation
Item 158 of 1921978Paisley General and Maternity HospitalPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations to Maternity unit
Item 159 of 1921978Private Speculative HousingBalharraterr GlasgowScotland 
Item 160 of 1921978Rehabilitation of 150 Houses for SSHAInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 161 of 1921978Sheltered HousingOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 162 of 1921978Sheltered HousingKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 163 of 1921978Tenement Rehabilitation  DundeeScotland 
Item 164 of 1921978Vale of Leven HospitalAlexandria DunbartonshireScotlandPharmacy upgradings
Item 165 of 1921978Vale of Leven Hospital, Maternity UnitAlexandria DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations to Maternity Unit
Item 166 of 1921978Warehousing for Aird BuchanDyce AberdeenScotland 
Item 167 of 1921979Arbroath InfirmaryArbroath AngusScotlandWard Extension
Item 168 of 1921979Factory  DundeeScotlandUpgrade
Item 169 of 1921979Hotel Marina Complex, Loch Lomond  DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 170 of 1921979Housing (Including Sheltered Content)Anniesland GlasgowScotland 
Item 171 of 1921979Housing for Reidvale Housing AssociationDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 172 of 1921979Housing RehabilitationNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 173 of 1921979Housing Rehabilitation for Ross & Cromarty Dictrict CouncilFortrose Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 174 of 1921979Secondary SchoolBraeMainlandSheltandScotland 
Item 175 of 1921979Sheltered HousingHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 176 of 1921979Sheltered Housing for North East Fife District CouncilAnstruther FifeScotland 
Item 177 of 1921979Special Needs HousingHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 178 of 1921979Tenement Rehabilitation  DundeeScotland 
Item 179 of 1921980sCrown Court Social HousingBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 180 of 1921980Factory buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 181 of 1921980Housing RehabilitationDrumchapel GlasgowScotland 
Item 182 of 1921980School, General Purpose Hall and KitchenDunrossnessMainlandShetlandScotlandHall and kitchen extensions
Item 183 of 1921980Sheltered HousingArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 184 of 1921980Sheltered HousingGarthamlock GlasgowScotland 
Item 185 of 1921980Sheltered HousingCastlemilk GlasgowScotland 
Item 186 of 1921980Single Person HousingElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 187 of 1921981Upper Dens redevelopment  DundeeScotland 
Item 188 of 1921982Sheltered housing, West King Street and Waverley CourtHelensburgh Dunbartonshire/ArgyllScotland 
Item 189 of 1921983Caithness General HospitalWick Caithness Not certain if involved.
Item 190 of 1921984County HotelDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 191 of 1921984Queen's Hotel, East Clyde StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of hotel to flats
Item 192 of 1921987Dumyat CentreMenstrie ClackmannanshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970  p107
Item 3 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p66-7 Offices for Claben Ltd

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register