Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alastair Macrae
Born: 27 May 1904
Bio Notes: Alastair Macrae was born on 27 May 1904 and was articled to James Findlay of Dundee in 1922, attending evening classes at Dundee Technical College. He remained with Findlay as assistant until 1927 when he moved to the office of Mills & Shepherd. The following year he joined Dundee City Architect's Department as assistant, and he remained tehre until 1935 when he moved to Bradford to assist John Alfred Fletcher, the City Architect there. He passed the qualifying exam in London in December 1938 and was admitted ARIBA on 4 April 1938, his proposers being Fletcher, John Donald Mills and David Smith.

Macrae later worked in the Public Works Department at Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. He retired on 21 June 1968 and settled in Rhodesia.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 354, Sheridan Street, Bradford, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1938 *  
Item 2 of 3Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaBusinessAfter 19381968 or 1969 
Item 3 of 311, Chace Avenue, Umtali, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia toPrivate1968 or 1969  

* 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 6James Findlay1922Before 1927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Mills & Shepherd19271928Assistant 
Item 3 of 6James FindlayBefore 19271927Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Dundee City Architect's Department19281935Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Bradford City Architect's Office1935After 1938Assistant 
Item 6 of 6John Alfred Fletcher1935After 1938AssistantIn Bradford City Architect's Department


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alfred Fletcher* 
Item 2 of 3John Donald Mills* 
Item 3 of 3David Smith* 


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 no6726 (combined box 156)