Basic Biographical Details

Name: Donald MacPherson Gordon
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1880
Bio Notes: Donald MacPherson Gordon was born c.1880 and articled to Henry Francis Kerr 1895-1900, studying at Heriot-Watt College and at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art under Professor Frank Worthington Simon and Stewart Henbest Capper. From there he was briefly in the office of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in 1901, and then with Dunn & Findlay from 1901 to 1903. At some point he undertook a study tour in Belgium. In 1903 he emigrated to Cape Town to work for Thomas Arthur Sladdin, briefly working in London for Percy Burnell Tubbs in 1907 before emigrating a second time to work for Ross & Macfarlane in Montreal from whose office he passed the qualifying exam in 1908. He was admitted ARIBA on 7 June 1909, his proposers being Philip John Turner and Percy Erskine Nobbs, both of Montreal. He commenced independent practice in Montreal in the 1930s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 18951903 
Item 2 of 2Montreal, CanadaBusinessBetween 1930 and 1939  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Henry Francis Kerr18951900Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Anderson Simon & Crawford19011901Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Dunn & Findlay19011903Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Thomas Arthur Sladdin1903Before 1907Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Percy Burnell Tubbs1907Before 1908Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Ross & MacFarlaneAfter 1907After 1908Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Cameron Todd22 April 1912for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Holly Kinnear
Item 2 of 2Province of Quebec Association of ArchitectsProvince of Quebec Association of Architects Files Member number 49