Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Archibald Macfarlane
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 April 1909
Died: 7 April 1957
Bio Notes: Alexander Archibald Macfarlane was born in Tarbert, Argyll on 7 April 1909, the son of Alexander Macfarlane, hotel keeper and his wife Margaret Brown. He studied at evening classes at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College. During this period he was articled to Thomas Johnston Beveridge and worked on housing offices, churches and cinemas. He completed his articles in June 1933 and took as post with the SCWS as assistant, designing and supervising the erection of shops, garages, factories and stores.

Macfarlane was admitted LRIBA in 1948, his proposers being Thomas Johnston Beveridge, and the President and Secretary of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. At that time his address was 51 Wykeham Road, Glasgow. He was married to Agnes White Thomson. He died prematurely of a coronary thrombosis on 7 April 1957.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 151, Wykeham Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate(?)1940s *1957 

* 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 2Thomas Johnston Beveridge19271933Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)June 1933 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomas Johnston Beveridge9 March 1948For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Archive References

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