Basic Biographical Details

Name: Grace Dawson Clark (née Mitchell)
Born: 14 August 1903
Died: 8 October 1993
Bio Notes: Grace Dawson Mitchell was born on 14 August 1903, the daughter of Robert Mitchell, veterinary surgeon and his wife Grace Dawson Johnstone. She enrolled in the certificate course at Glasgow School of Architecture in 1930 while working in various Glasgow offices. From 1936 to 1938 she studied full-time for the diploma in architecture.

She was in practice at 971 Sauchiehall Street, which was perhaps also her home address in 1939. Her husband, Clark Fyfe, who was an architect, also gave this as his address. She was elected ARIBA in 1940, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William Ross and Eric Sutherland. She was an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects at that time.

She died after a cerebrovascular accident on 8 October 1993 at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr. She was survived by her husband who died in 2005.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2971, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 2 of 2179, Manse Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954 *  

* 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 3Thomas Harold Hughes1 May 1940For Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Ross1 May 1940For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Eric Alexander Sutherland1 May 1940For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

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 7593 (Combined Box 195)