Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Ronald Davidson Cruickshank |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||4 July 1900 |
|Died: ||25 July 1983 |
|Bio Notes: ||Ronald Davidson Cruickshank was born on 4 July 1900, the son of John Alexander Cruickshank, commercial book-keeper, and his wife Mary Ann Shepherd Davidson. He served his articles in Aberdeen City Architect's Department from January 1924 to December 1928, attending evening classes at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College. He remained in the same office as assistant, leaving in July 1939 to take up a post as clerk of works in the War Department, R E Works Services. In April 1942 he was promoted to Civilian Garrison Engineer. He was admitted LRIBA on 14 November 1944, his proposers being John Gibb Marr, George Angus Mitchell, and Alexander Buchanan Gardner, who wrote of Cruickshank: 'He has an extensive general experience of architectural practice. This experience extends over the design and layout of housing schemes, design of buildings usually undertaken by official architects, e.g. hospitals.' |
By 1950 Cruickshank had taken a post in the Burgh Architect's office in Peterhead, though it is not clear if he actually held the position of Burgh Architect.
He died at the Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen on 25 July 1983, survived by his wife, Helen Sinclair Taylor.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|35, Clifton Road, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private|| ||1983|| |
|31, Morningside Avenue, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private||1944 *|| || |
|Municipal Offices, Peterhead, Abedeenshire, Scotland||Business||1950 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5670 (combined box 94)|