Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Dewar McGill
Born: 15 October 1904
Died: Late 1984
Bio Notes: Alexander Dewar McGill was born on 15 October 1904 and was articled to Dick Peddie & Walker Todd in September 1920, attending morning classes at Edinburgh College of Art and evening classes at Heriot-Watt College. He subsequently worked as junior assistant to Stewart Kaye, and sometime after 1930 returned to Dick Peddie & Walker Todd as assistant. He later worked as senior assistant to Healing & Overbury in Cheltenham and by 1937 had joined the London Passenger Transport Board Architect's Office, also as senior assistant. He was admitted ARIBA on 3 March of the latter year, his proposers being William James Walker Todd, Charles Henry Holden and Herbert Archibald Welch. He had passed Part I of the final exam in London in July 1935, and Part II in two phases in December 1935 and December 1936.

McGill died in Wandsworth in London in late 1984, his death being registered in December of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 214, Hill Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1930 or 1931 *  
Item 2 of 225, Queen Anne's Gardens, Ealing, London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1937After 1939 

* 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 5J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddSeptember 1920c. 1925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Stewart Kayec. 1925After 1930Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5London Passenger Transport Board Architect's OfficeAfter 1930After 1937Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Healing & OverburyAfter 1930Before 1937Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 5J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddAfter 1930Before 1937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Henry Holden3 March 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William James Walker Todd3 March 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Archibald Welch3 March 1937for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6348 (combined box 133)