Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Fraser
Born: 1912
Bio Notes: Alexander Fraser served his apprenticeship in the office of Edwin L Williamson of Aberdeen from September 1929 until September 1932 when he embarked on the diploma course at Aberdeen School of Architecture. He obtained his diploma in June 1935 and was admitted ARIBA on 30 November 1936, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, Joseph Emberton and his then employer Peter Dulvey Stonham of Eastbourne, East Sussex. In his supporting statement, Rollo describes him as 'an assiduous worker both in the office & in the School of Architecture'.

In 1946 Fraser worked for the Borough Engineer and Surveyor's Department in Stafford. On 17 October 1947 he sailed with his wife Gwendoline and young daughter Carole Ann to Hong Kong where he was Town Planning Architect in the Colonial Office. By 1953 he had moved to a post as Town Planning Officer in the Department of Survey and Town Planning, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganiyka. By 1957 he was the Architect & Town Planning officer of the Municipal Board in Mombasa, Kenya. He remained in this post until the mid-1960s. He had returned to Scotland by 1967.

By 1970 he had taken a post with Glenrothes Development Corporation.

Fraser resigned his RIBA membership on his retirement from practice in 1977; at that time he was living at Manderlea Court, 33 Links Road, Lundin Links, Fife.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 42, Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, EnglandPrivate1936 *  
Item 2 of 4Municipal Buildings, Old Hill, Stafford, Staffordshire, EnglandBusiness1946 *  
Item 3 of 46, Almond Way, Glenrothes, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1967  
Item 4 of 4Flat 1 Manderlea Court/33, Links Road, Lundin Links, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1977 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Edwin L WilliamsonSeptember 1929September 1932Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Peter Dulvey Stonham1935 or 1936 Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Public Works Department Architectural Office, Hong Kong1950 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Joseph Emberton30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Peter Dulvey Stonham30 November 1936for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1972RIBA Directory 1972   
Item 6 of 6RIBA Directory1968RIBA Directory 1967-68 Copy located at NMRS 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6148 (combined box 122)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James