Basic Biographical Details

Name: Murdoch Currie
Born: 22 December 1896
Died: 5 November 1989
Bio Notes: Murdoch Currie was born on 22 December 1896, the son of Murdoch Currie, boilerman, and his wife Helen Stark. He was articled to Stewart & Paterson in March 1913 and remained as draughtsman for a further two years and nine months. He served with the armed forces for three years during the First World War and after demobilisation went to study for his diploma at Glasgow School of Architecture. From June 1924 he held a post as assistant with the Education Authority of Glasgow. He was admitted ARIBA on 29 March 1926, his proposers being George Andrew Paterson, John Stewart and Colin Sinclair.

Nothing is yet known of his later career. He died on 5 November 1989, aged 92. His wife Isabella Catherine Campbell had predeceased him but he was survived by his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2250, Paisley Road West, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1926 *  
Item 2 of 260, Croftend Avenue, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *1989 

* 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 3Stewart & PatersonMarch 1913February 1921ApprenticeWith the exception of three years' war service
Item 2 of 3Stewart & PatersonFebruary 1921November 1923Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Corporation Education OfficeJune 1924After 1925Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Andrew Paterson29 March 1926for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Dr) Colin Sinclair29 March 1926for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Stewart29 March 1926for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 no3915 (box 4)