Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Muil Bremner
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 November 1908
Died: 13 April 1968
Bio Notes: Robert Muil Bremner was born on 11 November 1908, the son of James Bremner, master chemist, and his wife, Margaret Shearer. He was articled to Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon from July 1925 to summer 1928, attending part-time classes at the Aberdeen School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College. He studied for a further three years full-time, and received his Post-Diploma in June 1931, entering the office of John Alexander Ogg Allan in November of that year. He was admitted ARIBA in mid-1932, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, John Alexander Ogg Allan and James Brown Nicol. At that time he was living at 115 Union Grove, Aberdeen where he remained at least until 1950-51.

Bremner latterly worked for the Aberdeen practice A Marshall Mackenzie & Son, though as yet no jobs on which he worked have been identified.

Bremner died on 13 April 1968 at Woodend Hospital Aberdeen. He was survived by his wife Enid (or Enie?) Mary King. Bremner's nephew, Duncan Shearer Bremner, also became an architect.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 214, Stanley Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate 1970 
Item 2 of 2115, Union Grove, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1932 *After 1951(?) 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3A Marshall Mackenzie & Son  Architect 
Item 2 of 3Arthur Hay Livingstone MackinnonJuly 1925c. July 1928Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanNovember 1931 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg Allan1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo1932for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4897 (combined box 42)