Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David M Macdonald |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||5 July 1906 |
|Died: ||1983 |
|Bio Notes: ||David M Macdonald was born on 5 July 1906. From 1923 to 1931 he was articled to Alexander Cumming Dewar and attended classes at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot Watt during this period. He also had a spell of twelve months with Messrs McDonald & Ross, builders, Methil, though it is unclear if this was during his time with Dewar. |
From 1931 to 1934 he had a post as assistant with Larry A Rolland, moving thereafter to T MacLure (almost certainly an error for McCrae), Hanover Street, Edinburgh where he remained until 1936. In that year he moved to Nottingham as senior assistant to Messrs Bromley, Cartwright & Waumsley. In 1938 he took a post as architectural assistant with the Ministry of Works. In this post he had a wide range of duties and worked on historic buildings, halls, churches, municipal buildings, hotels, banks, hospitals, factories, offices, shops, villas, bungalows, housing schemes, streets, services and water mains. He also prepared a drawing showing the House of Commons before destruction by enemy action in 1942.
He was elected LRIBA on 9 July 1946, proposed by Sir Charles Johns Mole, Alfred Bossom, John N Markham. Later that year he mooved to a post in the Architect's Section, PUD Bathurst, Gambia, British West Africa. He had returned to England by 1953. He is not listed in the RIBA Kalendar of 1960.
He died in Wellingborough in mid-1983. His death was registered between July and September 1983.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|63, Redfern Street, Hounslow, Middlessex, England||Private||1946 *|| || |
|Ministry of Works, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, England||Business||1946 *|| || |
|8 Raleigh House, Albion Avenue, Wandsworth Road, London, England||Private||1953 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|RIBA||1961||Kalendar 1960-61|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no2931 (Combined Box 108)|