Basic Biographical Details

Name: Albert Ruddiman
Born: 30 July 1908
Died: Before 1990
Bio Notes: Albert Ruddiman was born on 30 July 1908 and was articled to D & J R McMillan from 1924 to 1929, attending evening classes at Robert Gordon's College and passing the intermediate exam. He remained as assistant to the McMillan firm for two years after completing his apprenticeship, and this was followed by full-time study at Robert Gordon's College, where he received his diploma and passed the qualifying exam in July 1933. He was admitted ARIBA on 4 December 1933, his proposers being John Ross McMillan, Douglas Stuart McMillan and Robert Leslie Rollo. By the time of his application for admittance he appears to have set up practice at his home, 468A King Street, Aberdeen. His declaration accepting his Associateship was witnessed on 22 December 1933 by George Flett of 5 Seafield Street, Findechty, Banffshire, perhaps indicating that Ruddiman had moved there.

Ruddiman later emigrated to South Africa and was living at 2 Bell Street, Fairmount, Johannesburg at the time of his death in or before 1990.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3468A, King Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business1933 *  
Item 2 of 3PO Box 2663, Johannesburg, South AfricaPrivatec. 1970  
Item 3 of 32, Bell Street, Fairmount, Johannesburg, South AfricaPrivateBefore 1990c. 1990 

* 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 2D & J R McMillan19241929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2D & J R McMillan19291931Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillan4 December 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Ross McMillan4 December 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo4 December 1933for 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 no5269 (combined box 67)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James