Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Duncan
Born: 9 March 1910
Died: 29 April 1980
Bio Notes: Alexander Duncan was born on 9 March 1910, the son of Alexander Duncan, accountant, and his wife Elizabeth Forsyth. He was articled to Clement George from 1926 to 1930, attending evening classes at Robert Gordon's Colleges. He continued to study there full-time after completing his apprenticeship, obtaining his diploma in June 1933 and passing the Professional Practice exam the following month. He was admitted ARIBA on 14 January 1935, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo of Aberdeen, and Cecil George Butler and Bernard George of London. At that time he was working in Bernard George's office at 83 Kensington High Street, and was living at 130 Nevill Road, Stoke Newington. He was also an Associate of the Aberdeen Society of Architects.

Duncan later returned to Aberdeen where he was working in the Architect's Department of Aberdeen County Council at the time of his retirement in December 1974. He resigned his RIBA membership on his retirement.

He died on 29 April 1980 in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. His wife Bella Fraser Bunting and at least one son survived him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3130, Nevill Road, Stoke Newington, London, EnglandPrivate1935 *  
Item 2 of 323, Primrosehill Drive, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1939  
Item 3 of 3Koflach/6, Abbotshall Drive, Cults, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate19501980 

* 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 3Clement George19261930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Bernard George1935 * Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)Before 1974December 1974  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Cecil George Butler14 January 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Bernard George14 January 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo14 January 1935for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5609 (combined box 90)