Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Simpson Reid
Bio Notes: Alexander Simpson Reid attended day and evening classes at Robert Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen from September 1914, spending Saturdays and holidays as an apprentice in the office of Jenkins & Marr. From September 1916 to August 1917 he worked full-time in the office whilst continuing to attend evening classes. His training was interrupted by military service from August 1917 to March 1919. Thereafter he returned to the same office and continued his studies, obtaining his diploma in September 1919 and his post-diploma in September 1921. After a further nine months' study, both at the Technical College and privately, together with spare-time work with Jenkins & Marr, he passed the final exam in London in June 1922. He was admitted ARIBA late that year, his proposers being John Alexander Ogg Allan, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and John Wilson Walker. His nomination papers do not give a business address; it is unclear whether he was still in the Jenkins & Marr office at the time.

By about 1970 he was based in London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2221, Clifton Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1922 *  
Item 2 of 298, Wildwood Road, London, EnglandPrivatec. 1970  

* 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 2Jenkins & MarrSeptember 1914c. 1921Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Jenkins & Marrc. 1921After 1922(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1922for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Wilson WalkerLate 1922for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1922for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3598 (microfilm reel 27)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James