Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Raeburn
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 June 1915
Died: September 2001
Bio Notes: Robert Raeburn was born on 25 June 1915. He was articled to Andrew David Haxton in Leven from 1930-35 and from 1930-1933 attended evening classes at Buckhaven Mining and Technical School. He continued his studies by a correspondence course run by the International Correspondence Schools. From 1935-36 he was an assistant to Lawrence Anderson Rolland in Leven.

In late 1936 he took a position as assistant with the Directorate of Fortifications & Works in the War Office in London. This enabled him to attend evening classes at the Northern Polytechnic in the session 1936-38. In the latter year he moved to become an assistant with the Borough Surveyor's Department in Fulham. This was interrupted in June 1942 by war service but he returned to the same job in June 1945.

Raeburn satb the Special Final Exam in December 1946 and was elected ARIBA on 24 June 1947, propoed by Andrew David Haxton, R J H Harrison and C W Bex.

In later years Raeburn worked for Shepway District Council. He retired around 1978 and resigned from the RIBA the following year, at which time he had moved to Kent. He died in September 2001.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Shepway District Council/The Civic Centre, Folkstone, Kent, EnglandBusiness 1979 
Item 2 of 4Flat 4/27, Chartfield Avenue, Putney, London, EnglandPrivate1947 *  
Item 3 of 4Borough Surveyor's Department/Town Hall, Fulham, London, EnglandBusiness1947  
Item 4 of 419, Fairfield , Ellam, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandPrivatec. 1979  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Andrew David Haxton24 June 1947For Associateship

References

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 no9061 (Combined Box 222)