Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Jamieson Smith
Born: 5 May 1909
Died: 24 April 1988
Bio Notes: Alexander Jamieson Smith was born on 5 May 1909 and was articled in the Grangemouth office of Wilson & Tait from 1928, attending the certificate course at Glasgow School of Architecture. In 1934 he transferred to the same firm's Jedburgh office as assistant. He passed the qualifying exam in July 1937 and was admitted ARIBA on 6 December that year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Leslie Stuart Stanley and Alastair Marshall McMichael. By that time he was working in the Grangemouth office of the same practice, which had recently become Wilson & Wilson when it had been merged with the practice of Strang & Wilson on Tait's and Strang's retirement. Smith was also an Associate of the Stirling Society of Architects. At some point Smith became Stirling County Architect. He was elected FRIAS in 1953. He was awarded the OBE at some point -perhaps at his retirement.

Smith died on 24 April 1988 by which time he was a retired Fellow of the RIAS. His last address was Beechville, 31 Birkhill Road, Stirling.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Beechville/31, Birkhill Road, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate 1988 
Item 2 of 66, Kennard Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)Before 1937After 1939 
Item 3 of 631, Weir Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1945 Address as given in the Scottish Housing Competition, 1945
Item 4 of 6Old Infirmary Buildings, Spittal Street, Stirling, ScotlandBusiness1950After 1951 
Item 5 of 6Gatesheath, Stirling Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1953 *  
Item 6 of 6Education Offices, Spittal Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1955 *  

* 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 4Wilson & Tait19281934ApprenticeIn Grangemouth office
Item 2 of 4Wilson & Tait19341937AssistantIn Jedburgh office
Item 3 of 4Wilson & Wilson1937 Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Stirling County Council Architects' Department1950 * Architect 

* 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 Hughes6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alastair Marshall McMichael6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Stuart Stanley6 December 1937for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 441945Scottish Housing Competition 1945   ScotlandAwarded first premium
Item 2 of 441948Falkirk High SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAdditions as County Architect
Item 3 of 441948Reconstruction of Public School Larbert StirlingshireScotlandCounty Architect
Item 4 of 441949St Mungo's RC High SchoolBainsford, Falkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect
Item 5 of 441949War MemorialBonnybridge StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 6 of 441951Housing, BonnybridgeBonnybridge StirlingshireScotland 
Item 7 of 441951Nursery School, BlancrossBlancross StirlingshireScotland 
Item 8 of 441952County kitchens, Alloa RoadStirling  ScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 9 of 441954Stenhousemuir Primary SchoolStenhousemuir StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 10 of 441955Falkirk Fire StationFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 11 of 441955Fire StationKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect (?)
Item 12 of 441955Junior Secondary SchoolBannockburn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 441955Junior Secondary SchoolGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 14 of 441955Moray Primary SchoolGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 15 of 441955Primary School, Windsor RoadFalkirk  Scotland 
Item 16 of 441956Beancross Primary SchoolGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 17 of 441957Comely Park School  StirlingScotlandAs County Architect
Item 18 of 4415 February 1957California SchoolPolmont StirlingshireScotlandBuilder p 344
Item 19 of 4415 February 1957Schools, West CarronCarron StirlingshireScotlandBuilder p 344
Item 20 of 4414 June 1957Houses at Larbert Road, BonnybridgeBonnybridge StirlingshireScotlandas County Architect, per Builder p1102
Item 21 of 441958Langlees Primary SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 22 of 441958St Francis RC Primary SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 23 of 441958St Mungo's RC High SchoolBainsford, Falkirk StirlingshireScotlandExtension - as Stirling County Architect
Item 24 of 441958Technical CollegeFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect - prepared plans with 'Mr. W. J. Goldie, Director of conjunction with a working party' per Builder p789
Item 25 of 441959Easter Carmuirs Primary SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 26 of 441959Falkirk High SchoolFakirk StirlingshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect. Extension to West
Item 27 of 441959Police StationGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 28 of 441960Sacred Heart RC Primary SchoolGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 29 of 44c. 1960Central Scottish Fire Brigade HeadquartersMaddiston StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 30 of 441961Shieldhill Primary SchoolShieldhill StirlingshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect
Item 31 of 441961Wallacestone Primary SchoolBrightons StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 32 of 441962Fire StationAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 33 of 441962Wallacestone Primary SchoolPolmont StirlingshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect
Item 34 of 441963St Machan's SchoolLennoxtown Stirlingshire As County Architect
Item 35 of 441963Stirling County Council OfficeFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAdditions at rear - as County Architect
Item 36 of 441966Bowhouse Primary SchoolGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 37 of 441966Craighead Primary School Milton of Campsie StirlingshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect
Item 38 of 441966Slamannan Primary SchoolSlamannan StirlingshireScotlandNW extension - as County Architect
Item 39 of 441968New ViewforthStirling StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 40 of 441971Grangemouth High schoolGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 41 of 441971LibraryLarbert and Stenhousemuir StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 42 of 441972Hallglen Primary SchoolHallglen StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect
Item 43 of 441972Nethermains Primary SchoolDenny StirlingshireScotlandAs Stirling County Architect
Item 44 of 441973St Andrew's RC Primary SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAs County Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp117
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder23 June 1950  p857
Item 2 of 6Builder2 November 1951  p605
Item 3 of 6Builder25 May 1951  p768
Item 4 of 6Builder28 January 1955  p196
Item 5 of 6Builder4 February 1955  p236
Item 6 of 6Builder11 February 1955  p276

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 no6571 (combined box 147)