Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Charles Hutchison (sometimes misspelt Robert Charles Hutchinson)
Born: 25 November 1906
Died: 27 May 1990
Bio Notes: Robert Charles Hutchison (misspelt Hutchinson in some sources) was born on 25 November 1906 and served his articles in an unidentified office from 1923 to 1928, attending classes at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Heriot-Watt College. On completion of his apprenticeship he spent a year as draughtsman in the firm of Jamieson & Arnott, working mainly on hospitals and also carrying out some domestic work. He received his RIBA certificate in 1929 and continued thereafter with his studies at the School of Architecture, passing the qualifying exam in June 1931. He was admitted ARIBA the following year, his proposers being James Alexander Arnott, John Jerdan and John Begg. His employment status at that time is unclear, but he was living at Braefoot, Liberton.

By 1964 he was a JP and was living and working from 16 Braidhills Avenue. He died in Edinburgh on 27 May 1990.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Braefoot, Liberton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)Before 1930After 1932 
Item 2 of 56A, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1936c. 1940 
Item 3 of 553, Captain's Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1936c. 1940 
Item 4 of 528, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)1950 *  
Item 5 of 516, Braidhills Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1964After 1970 

* 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 1Auldjo Jamieson & Arnott19281929Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Alexander ArnottMid 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John BeggMid 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John JerdanMid 1932for 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 5c. 1928(?)Astley Ainslie Hospital  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions - probably involved, as assistant to Jamieson & Arnott
Item 2 of 51931Scottish Ideal Home ExhibitionKelvin Hall GlasgowScotlandCompetition entry for All Scottish House competition- 2nd premiated design
Item 3 of 51934HouseEyemouth BerwickshireScotland 
Item 4 of 51937South Leith Baptist Church HallLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 51938House for R W EwartDavidson's Mains EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 2 of 4RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterAugust 1990v2, no 1  

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 no4892 (combined box 42)