Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Robert Raeburn |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||25 June 1915 |
|Died: ||September 2001 |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert Raeburn was born on 25 June 1915. He was articled to Andrew David Haxton in Leven from 1930-35 and from 1930-1933 attended evening classes at Buckhaven Mining and Technical School. He continued his studies by a correspondence course run by the International Correspondence Schools. From 1935-36 he was an assistant to Lawrence Anderson Rolland in Leven. |
In late 1936 he took a position as assistant with the Directorate of Fortifications & Works in the War Office in London. This enabled him to attend evening classes at the Northern Polytechnic in the session 1936-38. In the latter year he moved to become an assistant with the Borough Surveyor's Department in Fulham. This was interrupted in June 1942 by war service but he returned to the same job in June 1945.
Raeburn satb the Special Final Exam in December 1946 and was elected ARIBA on 24 June 1947, propoed by Andrew David Haxton, R J H Harrison and C W Bex.
In later years Raeburn worked for Shepway District Council. He retired around 1978 and resigned from the RIBA the following year, at which time he had moved to Kent. He died in September 2001.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Shepway District Council/The Civic Centre, Folkstone, Kent, England||Business|| ||1979|| |
|Flat 4/27, Chartfield Avenue, Putney, London, England||Private||1947 *|| || |
|Borough Surveyor's Department/Town Hall, Fulham, London, England||Business||1947|| || |
|19, Fairfield , Ellam, Canterbury, Kent, England||Private||c. 1979|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Andrew David Haxton||24 June 1947||For Associateship|
|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|| ||A no9061 (Combined Box 222)|