Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Sutherland
Born: 20 November 1914
Died: 18 August 1992
Bio Notes: Robert Sutherland was born on 20 November 1914 (RIBA Nomination Paper) or 20 November 1915 (Death register) the son of Alexander Sutherland, garage proprietor, and his wife Joanna Lamont. In September 1934 he began the diploma course in architecture at Glasgow School of Art. He sat the Intermediate exam in June 1937 which was followed by a preiod 15 months in the office of Weddell & Inglis. He recommenced the diploma course in September 1938 and in the following June he took a position in the County Architect's Department the address of which was in Park Circus, Glasgow. He completed the diploma couirse in June 1941. From December 1941 until July 1945 he served in the Army and saw active service in North Africa, Italy and France. He sat the Professional Practice exam in December 1945 and was elected ARIBA on 7 May 1946, proposed by Joseph Weekes, William James Smith and Colin Sinclair.

In 1950 his address was 5 Penrith Drive, Glasgow. He remained in the service of Local Government umtil he retired in 29 June 1978 from the post of depute county architect. He retained his membership of the RIBA until at least 1987. He died at Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, aged 76, on 18 August 1992, survived by his wife, Oomah Macquarrie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4c/o Mrs Russell/57, Glenfarg Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 2 of 45, Penrith Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 42, Ailsa Drive, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1951c. 1953 
Item 4 of 47, Princes Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1979 *1992 

* 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 3Dumbarton County Architect's Office 1978Deputy Architect 
Item 2 of 3Weddell & InglisJuly 1937September 1938Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Dumbarton County Architect's Officec. 1946 Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Dr) Colin Sinclair7 May 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith7 May 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Joseph Weekes7 May 1946For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31948Premises Millburn Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 2 of 31951Showrooms, 42-72 Millburn Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 31954Property, Dundas Street  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories    c.1953-4
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder16 November 1951  p697
Item 2 of 2Builder16 July 1954  p118

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 no8688 (Combbined Box 215)