Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alasdair Cameron Sutherland
Born: 16 January 1911
Died: 2002
Bio Notes: Alasdair Cameron Sutherland was born on 16 January 1911 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1928. He attended five years' day classes, spending the summer months from 1929 to 1932 in the office of Thomas Harold Hughes. He passed the Professional Practice exam in December the latter year, was awarded a BSc Hons in Architect with Honours in Design in March 1933, and obtained his diploma in June 1934. He was admitted ARIBA on 3 December that year, his proposers being Hughes, William James Smith and Thomas Craigie Marwick. His nomination papers indicate that he had also worked in the office of T P Marwick & Son of Edinburgh in 1933-34; whether this was the full year's office experience referred to in the same papers or only covered the summer months is unclear. The papers give a private address of 29 Ashton Road, Glasgow and a business address of 55 West Regent Street, suggesting that he was working for James Austen Laird a that time. He was also an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

In 1937 he formed a brief partnership with T Warnett Kennedy but this must have been dissolved, if it was ever formalised by 1938, when Kennedy was taken into partnership by Jack Coia. In 1939 Sutherland exhibited a design for a house at Bearsden for R Y Pagan Esq at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. His office address at that time was 420 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

His death was registered in August 2002.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 329, Ashton Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  
Item 2 of 355, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1934 * Probably in the office of James Austen Laird
Item 3 of 3420, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)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 3Thomas Harold Hughes19291932ApprenticeSummer months only
Item 2 of 3T P Marwick & Son19331934Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3James Austen Laird1934(?) * Assistant(?) 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1George Douglas HamiltonJune 19351938AssistantHolidays only from 1934-37; full year from 1937-38


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Craigie Marwick3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith3 December 1934for 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 31937Works for Collars LtdAnniesland GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 31938Garage for Messrs Cunningham Motors LtdPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 31939House for R Y Pagan EsqBearsden GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The 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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5585 (combined box 89)