Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Cameron Todd
Born: 23 March 1879
Bio Notes: Alexander Cameron Todd was born on 23 March 1879 and articled to Steele & Balfour of Glasgow for five years from 1 June 1894, during which period he studied under William James Anderson and Alexander McGibbon at Glasgow School of Art. At the end of his articles he became an assistant first to Stark & Rowntree and then in 1900 to John Archibald Campbell. It was probably on Campbell's recommendation that he obtained a post as senior assistant in Montreal with Burnet Son & Campbell's former assistant, Robert Findlay, in 1906, but in the following year he moved to A H Lapierre, also of Montreal, before finally settling with Brown & Vallance in the same city in 1908. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 22 April 1912, his proposers being Percy Edward Nobbs, George Allan Ross and Donald Macpherson Gordon, all of Montreal.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1c/o J B Gorman/184, Laurier Avenue (West?), Montreal, CanadaPrivate1911 *  

* 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 6Steele & Balfour1 June 18941 June 1899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Stark & Rowntree1 June 18991900Assistant 
Item 3 of 6John Archibald Campbell19001906Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Robert Findlay19061907Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 6A H Lapierre19071908Senior Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Brown & Vallance1908After 1911Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Donald MacPherson Gordon22 April 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Percy Erskine Nobbs22 April 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3George Allen Ross22 April 1912for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 41902Office building, 157-167 Hope Street and 169-175 West George Street  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 2 of 41904Edinburgh Life Assurance Company  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 3 of 41904Golf Clubhouse, Old Course, RanfurlyBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandAs assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 4 of 41905Queen Victoria Memorial School, Drums of the KippendavieDunblane PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to John Archibald Campbell


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v23 no1820