Basic Biographical Details

Name: Donald Forbes Armstrong
Born: 31 May 1910
Died: Early 2000
Bio Notes: Donald Forbes Armstrong was born on 31 May 1910. From September 1928 he was articled to Launcelot H Ross while at the same time attending evening classes at Glasgow School of Art. He remained with Ross for a further year as junior assistant after the completion of his articles. In 1935 he transferred to an assistant post in the office of Watson Salmond & Gray. He remained there until he was called up; he served in the RAF during the Second World War and was stationed in the Far East for three years.

After demobilisation he returned to Glasgow to the office of Watson Salmond & Gray. He sat the final exam in December 1945. He was elected ARIBA on 25 June 1946, his proposers being John Watson, William James Smith and Launcelot Ross. His home address was in Letchworth in Hertfordshire. While working with Watson Salmond & Gray he was responsible for working drawings, supervision of other staff and some 'large scale' work.

He died in south-east Surrey in early 2000. His death was registered in January of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1111, Union Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19391940 

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 4Launcelot Hugh RossSeptember 19281934Architect 
Item 2 of 4Launcelot Hugh Ross19341935Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Watson, Salmond & Gray19351939Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Watson, Salmond & Gray1945 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Launcelot Hugh Ross25 June 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith25 June 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Watson (junior)25 June 1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 8700 (Combined Box 215)