Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Smart Brown
Born: 30 April 1906
Died: 1987
Bio Notes: Robert Smart Brown was born on 30 April 1906 and studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College from September 1923 until 1925. He then spent three years as a pupil of T Scott Sutherland, before completing his architecture course at the School of Architecture, passing the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in July 1929. He was admitted ARIBA later that year, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and Douglas Stuart McMillan. In his proposer's statement, Nicol mentions that Brown has spent three months in his office; the dates of this employment are unclear but it seems likely that he found employment there after qualifying and was still there at the time of his admittance as ARIBA.

Brown died in Surrey in 1987, his death registered in June.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 147, Hamilton Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1929 *After 1931 

* 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 2T Scott Sutherland19251928Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Brown NicolJuly 1929(?) Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillanLate 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1929for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsHe is not listed in 1938=39 Kalendar

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4366 (combined box 10)