Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alec Walter Jackson
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 March 1920
Died: December 2006
Bio Notes: Alec Walter Jackson was born on 20 March 1920 and studies at the School of Architecture, Liverpool University from 1936 to 1940. In the latter year he travelled in Holland through the Lannen & Cubitts Prize. He sat the external RIBA exaam in December 1942 and was admitted both ARIBA and AMTPI in the following year. His proposers for his acceptance as ARIBA on 13 April 1943 were Lionel B Budden, J F (or Herbert?) Thearle and Gordon W Jackson, who may have been a relative. At some point his studies or early career was interrupted by war service, but in 1947 he obtained the post of senior planning assistant at Minoprio & Spencely, working on the masterplan for Crawley New Town. He was a Victory Prize finallist in 1948, and in the same year he moved to the office of J Stanley Beard, Bennet & Wilkins as senior architectural assistant, undertaking industrial work.

In 1953 he was taken into partnership in the firm of Jackson, Greenen & Down. The practice specialised in commercial buildings, offices, shops, transport depots and Local Authority schools.

Jackson was elected FRIBA on 6 December 1967, proposed by K P Dexter, B G Morgan and P A Dunn (or Dan?). He died in Poole in Dorset in December 2006.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 354, Grove Avenue, Yeovil, Somerset, EnglandPrivate1943 *  
Item 2 of 39, Leicester Road, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset, EnglandPrivate1967 *  
Item 3 of 3Hinton Buildings, Hinton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, EnglandBusiness1967  

* 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 3Minoprio & Spencely19471948Senior Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Beard, Bennett & Wilkins19481952Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Jackson, Greenen & Down1953 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Lionel Bailey Budden13 April 1943for Associateship
Item 2 of 6K P Dexter6 December 1967for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6P A Dunn (or P A Dan?)6 December 1967for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Gordon Wallet Jackson13 April 1943for Associateship
Item 5 of 6B G Morgan6 December 1967for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6J F (or Herbert?) Thearle13 April 1943for Associateship

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 4After 1953Alliance and Leicester Building Society branches  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 4After 1953Alliance and Leicester Building Society branches  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 4After 1953Branch offices for Leicester Permanent Building Society  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 4After 1953Branch offices for Leicester Permanent Building Society  GlasgowScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8257 (stored under F5857); F no5857 (combined box 104)