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Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Tulloch Sutherland
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 June 1908
Died: 21 May 1992
Bio Notes: William Tulloch Sutherland was born on 14 June 1908, the son of John Sutherland, tweed warehouseman and his wife Elizabeth Dennison Tulloch. He was articled to Henry & Maclennan in October 1925, studying at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. He received his certificate in July 1931 and his diploma in July 1932, after which he embarked on a town planning course also at the Edinburgh College of Art. He was admitted ARIBA in early 1933, his proposers being his former employer Thomas Forbes Maclennan, and John Begg and Frank Charles Mears of Edinburgh College of Art. His nomination papers state that he had spent time in Durham in April 1930 studying Gothic architecture, and had visited Amsterdam in September 1931 to look at recent buildings there. He had also spent three weeks as junior draughtsman in an unidentified office in July 1931. He appears to have held a teaching post in Edinburgh College of Art from about 1935 until about 1939. He then seesm to have joined the Marwick practice possibly as a senior assistant.

Sutherland resigned his RIBA membership in 1976. He died on 21 May 1992 at the Western general Hospital in Edinburgh. He had been married twice, first to Annie Elizabeth Robertson, and second to Ruby Fergie Deans or Adams. His daughter Elspeth registered his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 49, Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1933c. 1934Home and office
Item 2 of 454, Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1938c. 1940This is Marwick's practice address
Item 3 of 447, Great King Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950  
Item 4 of 42b, Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 19761992 

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 1Henry & MaclennanOctober 1925October 1930Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John BeggEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Forbes MaclennanEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles MearsEarly 1933for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5099 (combined box 56)


© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly no47 Autumn 1934 

© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly no47 Autumn 1934