Shaw, Marion Mitchell

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Shaw, Marion Mitchell

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Marion Mitchell Shaw was born in Dumbarton on 23 March 1906, the daughter of William Shaw, quarry manager and his wife Marion Johnston. She commenced the degree course at the Glasgow School of Architecture in September 1925. She spent five months in an unspecified office in the summer holidays of 1927, and her early travels included three weeks in Oxford in May 1928 and one week in Paris in April 1929. She obtained her degree in 1930 and passed the professional practice exam in Edinburgh that July, enabling her to be admitted ARIBA in November that year, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, John Watson and James Lochhead. Her nomination papers state that she had been gaining 'office experience' since November 1929, and give a business address of 20 Wellington Square, suggesting that she was working for Alexander Mair who had recently severed his partnership with Thomas McGill Cassels. She lived in Troon from at least 1950 until at least 1963. She resigned here membership of the RIBA before 1970. Marion married William David Young, a chartered accountant. She is described as a retired architect in the register of deaths which suggests she practised after her marriage. She died aged 90 on 18 May 1998 at the Sun Court Nursing Home in Troon which was her usual residence. Her husband had predeceased her.


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