Basic Biographical Details

Name: Malcolm Nicolson
Born: 10 March 1906
Died: 1977
Bio Notes: Malcolm Nicolson was born on 10 March 1906. He was articled to James Jerdan & Son from May 1923 to June 1928 while attending morning classes at Edinburgh College of Art and evening classes at Heriot-Watt College. At an early stage he became an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association, winning first place in one EAA student design competition and being placed second in another.

From 1928 to 1930 he was an assistant to J Duffof solicitors and estate agents Condie Mackenzie & Co, Perth. He practised on his own account in Midlothian and Falkirk from the latter year until 1937, when he joined the staff of the War Office.

He served with the Royal Engineers from his mobilisation for military service on 24 August 1939 until 10 August 1945, and after demobilisation he re-joined the staff of the War Office in Folkestone as assistant.

He was admitted LRIBA on 25 June 1946, his proposers being Lt-Col A E Henson, H J Stribling(?) and E A Remnant(?).

Nicolson died in Shepway in early 1977. His death was registered between January and March of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 26, Alderbank Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1930 or 1931 *  
Item 2 of 2135, Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, EnglandPrivate1946 *  

* 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 4James Jerdan & SonMay 1923June 1929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Condie & Co / Condie, Mackenzie19281930Assistantworking under J Duff
Item 3 of 4War Office193724 August 1939Assistantbased in Shorncliffe, Folkestone
Item 4 of 4War Office10 August 1945After 1946Chief Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 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 L no5995 (combined box 107)