Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Ross Mackenzie
Born: 18 November 1913
Died: 11 August 2003
Bio Notes: Charles Ross Mackenzie was born on 18 November 1913, the son of Charles Mackenzie, house furnisher, and his wife Jessie Pringle. He took the diploma course at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1934 to 1940, during which time he obtained a year's office experience with Frank Charles Mears. He spent his holidays using travelling scholarships to study architecture in the Cotswolds, Somerset and France. He was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40, and lived at 29 Craigleith Drive at that date. He passed the final exam at ECA in 1940 and was admitted ARIBA on 15 October that year, his proposers being Mears, Alex Allan Foote and George Donaldson Macniven. He was also an Associate Member of the Town Planning Institute.

He later worked for the Midlothian CC Planning Department, from which he retired in 1975. At that time he resigned his RIBA membership, stating that he did not intend to practise as an architect again in future.

He died at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 11 August 2003.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 329, Craigleith Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1939After 1950 
Item 2 of 326, East Court, Ravelston House Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1976 *  
Item 3 of 393, Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate2003 * Address at time of death.

* 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 2(Sir) Frank Charles MearsAfter 1934Before 1940Assistant(?)office experience during studies
Item 2 of 2Midlothian County Council Planning DeprtmentAfter 19401975 role unclear


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Allan Foote15 October 1940for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Donaldson Macniven15 October 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears15 October 1940for 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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7667 (combined box 197)