Basic Biographical Details

Name: Maxwell Fordyce Christie
Born: 28 October 1908
Bio Notes: Maxwell Fordyce Christie was born at 2 Church Terrace, Turriff, Aberdeenshire on 28 October 1908, the son of Peter Christie, builder and his wife, Helen Ann Rankine who had married in Aberdeen in 1906. He served a three-year apprenticeship with Jenkins & Marr of Aberdeen from August 1927 while taking evening classes at Robert Gordon College, and then studied at the college for three years full-time, sitting the final exam in June 1933. He was admitted ARIBA on 13 August 1940, his proposers being William Liddle Duncan, R Leslie Rollo and John G Marr. At that time he was working for the Department of Agriculture for Scotland.

In 1950-51 he was living at 5 Hammersmith Road, Aberdeen. In January 1959 Christie and his wife Eleanor sailed from Southampton to Madeira.

He does not appear in the RIBA Directory of 1970, and his RIBA membership ceased in 1976. By that time he was living in Denbighshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 420, Parkgrove Drive, Barnton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1940 *  
Item 2 of 45, Hammersmith Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1950  
Item 3 of 452, Morningfield Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1964  
Item 4 of 447, Bodelwydden Avenue, Old Colwyn, Denbighshire, WalesPrivateEarly 1970s *After 1976 

* 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 & MarrAugust 1927Mid 1930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)1940 *  role unclear

* 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 3William Liddle Duncan13 August 1940for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Gibb Marr13 August 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo13 August 1940for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3  Migration records
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7645 (combined box 196)
Item 3 of 3School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James