Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ruth Knox Jackson
Born: 29 November 1903
Died: 21 November 1990
Bio Notes: Ruth Knox Jackson was born on 29 November 1903 and studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen from 1922 until 1928, spending her three years' practical training in the office of T Scott Sutherland. She remained with Sutherland for a further year as assistant whilst completing her studies. In 1928 she passed the qualifying exam and subsequently moved to the office of Alexander Marshall Mackenzie & Son. She was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year, her proposers being Robert Gordon Wilson Junior, Alexander Marshall Mackenzie and James Brown Nicol. Prior to that time she had travelled in England, Scotland and France.

In the 1960s Ruth worked for Aberdeen City Architect's Department. She retired in 1968.

She died on 21 November 1990.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 340, Morningfield Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1928After 1930 
Item 2 of 3314, Queen's Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessc. 1939 *After 1950 
Item 3 of 330, Woodburn Gardens, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1970After 1984 

* 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 3T Scott Sutherland1923 or 19241926 or 1927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3T Scott Sutherland19271928AssistantPart-time whilst completing her studies
Item 3 of 3A Marshall Mackenzie & Son1928 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Marshall MackenzieLate 1928for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1928for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1928for Associateship

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 1Late 1960sInfill low rise housing, SpitalOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandAs job architect with main responsibility


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of John DonaldInformation sent via DSA website Sent February 2011.
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4255 (combined box 3)
Item 3 of 3School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James