Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alexander Thomson Scott |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||31 August 1887 |
|Died: ||1962 |
|Bio Notes: ||Alexander Thomson Scott was born on 31 August 1887 and educated at Stirling High School from 1903 to 1905. Thereafter he attended classes at the Glasgow School of Architecture and Royal Technical College under Eugène Bourdon, Alexander McGibbon and Charles Gourlay. During the period of his studies he spent two years in the office of Alexander Nisbet Paterson, from 1906 to 1908. He received his diploma in 1911 and spent the remainder of that year travelling in Italy, subsequently pursuing a postgraduate course at the School. |
In 1912 he moved to London where he joined James Miller as second assistant, leaving him the following year to work for the landscape architect Thomas Hayton Mawson on the city planning of Athens, Calgary and Banff, and moving again a year later to the office of Sir Herbert Baker. He left Baker's practice for military service soon afterwards, on the outbreak of the First World War, but returned in 1918 and was promoted to chief assistant in 1922. In 1929 Scott and Baker entered a working partnership, although the firm's name did not become Sir Herbert Baker & A T Scott until 1931. Scott had been admitted FRIBA on 3 November of the intervening year, his proposers being Baker, Francis William Troup and Thomas Smith Tait; his nomination papers note that he had made a return trip to Italy by that point, as well as travelling in Spain and visiting New York once and India twice on Baker's business, collaborating with Baker on the government buildings in Delhi and on bank buildings in South Africa.
Scott joined the Art Workers Guild in 1930.
When Baker died in 1946 Scott went into partnership with Vernon Helbing, remaining in practice with him until his death in 1962.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|55, Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW, England||Business||1930 *|| || |
|36, Sheldon Avenue, Highgate, London N, England||Private||1930 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Baker, Sir Herbert||1944||Architecture and personalities|| || || |
|Beauty's Awakening|| ||Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Workers' Guild|| ||Brighton Museum September -November 1984, Royal Pavilion Brighton|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||8 June 1962||v202|| ||p1188|
|Builder||15 June 1962||v202|| ||p1223|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F no2826 (box 12)|