Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Philip
Born: 17 June 1908
Died: 3 February 1999
Bio Notes: Alexander Philip was born on 17 June 1908, the son of George Philip, master butcher, and his wife, Elizabeth Cruickshank. He commenced his studies at the Aberdeen School of Architecture in June 1925. He was articled to John Alexander Ogg Allan from June 1927 to June 1930, passing his diploma in the latter month and his post-diploma and the Professional Practice exam a year later. He was admitted ARIBA in spring 1932, his proposers being Allan, James Brown Nicol and George Bennett Mitchell. His professional status at that time is unknown but he was living at 'Cairnfield', Cairncry Road, Aberdeen. Before 1955 he moved to work in the Architects Department, Wigmore, Pennyhill Lane, West Bromich, Staffordshire at some point prior to mid-1973 at which time he retired. He would appear to have returned to Scotland after retirement.

He died at the Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen on 3 February 1999. He never married. His nephew registered his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Chapel House, Potarch, Banchory, Kincardineshire, ScotlandPrivate 1999 
Item 2 of 2Cairnfield, Cairncry Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1932 *  

* 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 Alexander Ogg AllanJune 1927June 1930Apprentice 


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 AllanEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Bennett MitchellEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Brown NicolEarly 1932for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA RIBA Directories   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4909 (combined box 44)