Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Alexander Rose
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 August 1906
Died: September 1937(?)
Bio Notes: Charles Alexander Rose was born in Kinchillie parish of Kilmonivaig on 24 August 1906, the son of Alexander Rose, ground officer and his wife Jane Macdonald. He was articled to Thomas J Munro of Inverness in 1924. He attended day classes at Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen from 1927 to 1930, achieving an exemption from the RIBA final exams and passing the Professional Practice examination in Edinburgh in the latter year. He was admitted ARIBA in early 1931, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and James Brown Nicol. His nomination papers give a business address of 367 Union Street, Aberdeen, which was the location of Nicol's office at that time, suggesting that he was working for him; his private address at that time was Smithton, Culloden, near Inverness.

In the mid-1930s he was chief assistant with Carruthers Ballantyne & Cox. He drowned aged 32 in September 1937 in a boating accident when he was on holiday in Ireland.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Smithton, Culloden, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 2367, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1930 * Presumably working for James Brown Nicol

* 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 2Thomas J Munro19241927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Brown Nicol1930(?) Assistant(?)Presumed to be working for Nicol at this time as Rose's nomination papers give a business address identical to Nicol's


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Brown NicolEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie RolloEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Early 1931for Associateship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee Courier6 September 1937   

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 no4583 (combined box 23)