Basic Biographical Details

Name: Norman Fotheringham McCall
Born: 16 April 1909
Died: October 1974
Bio Notes: Norman Fotheringham McCall was born on 16 April 1909. He studied architecture at Dundee College of Art from 1925 to 1929 and during this period served his articles with William Macfarlane Patrick in Dundee. He remained with Patrick as assistant from 1929-31. In the latter year he moved to London as assistant in the Architect’s Department of London County Council and the following year, 1932, he transferred to a post in the Architectural Department of the County of London Electric Supply Company.

In 1936 McCall passed the intermediate exam and was elected a student member of the RIBA. In that year he became Deputy Architect to the Electric Supply Company and its associated companies. He was thus in direct charge of the Architect’s Department drawing office staff, of which there were sixteen in 1939 and ten in 1948. He had been responsible for the design and construction of Capital substations, meter testing stations and workshops as well as offices, showrooms, stores, sports pavilions, clubs, canteens and housing.

McCall was elected LTIBA on 6 April 1948 proposed by William Mollison, George Fairweather and S B Pritlove (?).

He resigned from the RIBA in December 1969 having moved to Falmouth, Cornwall and died in October 1974.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Kimberley, Trevallan Road, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall, EnglandPrivate 1974 
Item 2 of 346-47, New Broad Street, London, EnglandBusiness1948  
Item 3 of 312a, Royal Parade, Chislehurst, Kent, EnglandPrivate1948 *  

* 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 4William Macfarlane Patrick19251929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Macfarlane Patrick19291931Assistant 
Item 3 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19311932Assistant 
Item 4 of 4County of London Electric Supply Company, Architects Department1936 Deputy Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2George Fairweather6 April 1948For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2William Mollison6 April 1948For Licentiateship


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 L no6269 (Combined Box 129)