Basic Biographical Details

Name: Marion Mitchell Shaw (Mrs Young)
Born: 23 March 1906
Died: 18 May 1998
Bio Notes: Marion Mitchell Shaw was born in Dumbarton on 23 March 1906, the daughter of William Shaw, quarry manager and his wife Marion Johnston. She commenced the degree course at the Glasgow School of Architecture in September 1925. She spent five months in an unspecified office in the summer holidays of 1927, and her early travels included three weeks in Oxford in May 1928 and one week in Paris in April 1929. She obtained her degree in 1930 and passed the professional practice exam in Edinburgh that July, enabling her to be admitted ARIBA in November that year, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, John Watson and James Lochhead. Her nomination papers state that she had been gaining 'office experience' since November 1929, and give a business address of 20 Wellington Square, suggesting that she was working for Alexander Mair who had recently severed his partnership with Thomas McGill Cassels. She lived in Troon from at least 1950 until at least 1963. She resigned here membership of the RIBA before 1970.

Marion married William David Young, a chartered accountant. She is described as a retired architect in the register of deaths which suggests she practised after her marriage. She died aged 90 on 18 May 1998 at the Sun Court Nursing Home in Troon which was her usual residence. Her husband had predeceased her.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Lynwood, St Meddans Street, Troon, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 320, Wellington Square, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1930 *  
Item 3 of 37, Bentinck Drive, Troon, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1950After 1964 

* 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 1Alexander MairNovember 1929(?)After 1930(?)Assistant(?)Presumed to be working for Mair at this time as Shaw's nomination papers give a business address identical to Mair's


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 3James LochheadLate 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonLate 1930for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   

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 no4588 (combined box 23)