Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Ian Duncan Macdonald
Born: 16 October 1901
Died: 16 October 1982
Bio Notes: Alfred Ian Duncan Macdonald was born on 16 October 1901, the son of Alfred Macdonald, and his wife Annie Lilias Coulbourn. He was articled to A N Paterson & Stoddart of Glasgow for five years from May 1921, remaining as assistant and attending the diploma course at the Glasgow School of Architecture. In February 1927 he moved to the office of Thomas Harold Hughes, and he was still there when he passed the Professional Practice exam in 1929 and was admitted ARIBA in late 1930, his proposers being Hughes, David Salmond and John Watson.

Macdonald died on 16 October 1982 at 15 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow, survived by his wife Margaet McCulloch Clark and at least one son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 115, Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1930 *1982 

* 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 3A N Paterson & StoddartMay 1921May 1926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3A N Paterson & StoddartMay 1926February 1927Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Thomas Harold HughesFebruary 1927After 1930Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David SalmondLate 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonLate 1930for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 A no4565 (combined box 22)