Basic Biographical Details

Name: Walter Alexander
Bio Notes: Walter Alexander was born c.1885 and attended day classes at Glasgow School of Art and Royal Technical College from 1900 to 1901. In the latter year he entered the office of Peter Macgregor Chalmers as an apprentice, and he remained as assistant until 1911, continuing to attend evening classes at the Technical College and School of Art and obtaining his diploma in 1910. He commenced independent practice at 154 West Regent Street, Glasgow in 1911, moving to 102 Bath Street in 1912 or 1913. The practice closed in 1914 but briefly reopened in 1919, in which year he travelled in France and Belgium.

Alexander went to India in 1920 to work in the Military Works Service under ACRE Quetta Military District. He was admitted ARIBA under the war exemption scheme in late 1922, his proposers being Charles Gourlay, David Bateman Hutton and Major Bernard Frank Matthews, Consulting Architect for Military Works in India.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 529, Westbourne Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate19041909 
Item 2 of 5154, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1911  
Item 3 of 52, Grosvenor Crescent, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate19111912 
Item 4 of 5102, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1912 or 19131915Closed and then ropened in 1919 briefly.
Item 5 of 572, Mafeking Road, Quetta, IndiaPrivate1922 *  

* 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 2Peter Macgregor Chalmers1901c. 1906Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Peter Macgregor Chalmersc. 19061911Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles GourlayLate 1922for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David Bateman HuttonLate 1922for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Bernard Frank MatthewsLate 1922for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3491 (microfilm reel 26)