Basic Biographical Details

Name: Donald James MacDonald
Born: 18 January 1912
Died: 23 September 1993
Bio Notes: Donald James MacDonald was born on 18 January 1912, the son of Donald MacDonald, telegraph linesman, and his wife Jessie MacKay. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1936 and continued to be so until 1940. He broke off being a member presumably for war service and re-joined the RIBA in 1944. He was still a student member in 1948 but is no longer listed in 1950-51. He seems to have sstudied at the School of Architecture in Aberdeen. According to Galletly's list he was awarded his diploma in 1946 and was elected ARIBA in 1947. He is described as a 'retired architect' in the death register so must have continued to practise.

MacDonald died on 23 September 1993 in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. He was survived by his wife Annie Mary Finlay.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2c/o W J Taylor & Carruthers/28, Queensgate, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1948 *  
Item 2 of 231, St Valery Avenue, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19701993 

* 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 1Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor (or Ballantyne & Taylor)c. 1948 Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James