Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Mason
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 April 1915
Died: 27 July 1950
Bio Notes: Andrew Mason was born on 17 April 1915, the son of George Mason, schoolteacher and his wife Jessie Ness Armour. From 1932 he was articled to William Forrest Valentine in Kilmarnock but in 1935 transferred to the office of Alexander Dunlop to complete his articles. He remained with Dunlop as assistant for a further two years but from January 1940 worked as an architectural and civil engineering assistant with Messrs George Wimpey, based in Uxbridge, Middlessex, where he worked on various war-time contracts.

In August 1945 he returned to Scotland where he took a post with Stevenson & Ferguson in Ayr but returned to Alexander Dunlop's office in mid-1946. He was admitted LRIBA in 1947, his proposers being Dunlop, William Cowie and William McCrea. His address in 1950 was 14 Wallace Street, Kilmarnock.

Mason was found dead in the River Irvine on 27 July 1950. His death was registered by his brother.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 114, Wallace Street, Klmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  

* 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 6William Forrest Valentine22 February 1932 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Alexander Dunlop1935 Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6Alexander Dunlop19371939Assistant 
Item 4 of 6George Wimpey & Co LtdJanuary 1940August 1946Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Stevenson & FergusonAugust 1945June 1946Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Alexander DunlopJuly 1946 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Cowie15 April 1947For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William McCrea15 April 1947For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Gabriel Steel15 April 1947For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 L no 6083 (Combined Box 118)