Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Sutherland Macdonald
Born: 8 May 1904
Died: Before 1991
Bio Notes: George Sutherland Macdonald was born on 8 May 1904 and began his architectural training in October 1924 in the office of John Wittet of Elgin. From September 1926 until June 1929 he studying full-time at the Aberdeen School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College, passing the qualifying exam in the latter month, and was admitted ARIBA in 1929, his proposers being Wittet, James Brown Nicol and John Alexander Ogg Allan.

By 1950 Sutherland had moved to Potter's Bar in Middlesex. He moved to Hatfield in the mid-1950s and is still listed at the same home address in 1984.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 321, Moray Street, Elgin, Morayshire, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 322, Manor's Road, Potter's Bar, Middlesex, EnglandBusiness(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 331, Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivateBefore 1955After 1979 

* 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 1John WittetOctober 1924August 1926Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WittetLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
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 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4409 (combined box 12)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James