Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Colin William Glendinning |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||22 July 1908 |
|Died: ||22 March 1984 |
|Bio Notes: ||Colin William Glendinning was born on 22 July 1908, the son of Andrew Glendinning, schoolteacher, and his wife Jane Guild. He was educated at Edinburgh Royal High School. He was articled to Joseph Marr Johnston of Leith from 1927, attending classes at Edinburgh College of Art. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1932 he joined J D Cairns & Ford as improver, later assistant. During his time in that office he made visits to Denmark, France and Italy to study architecture. |
In 1936 he moved to London and took up a post in the Air Ministry Directorate of Works, where he was engaged on the preparation of working drawings for RAF airfields. He spent two-and-a-half years in Iraq, from 1937 to 1940, designing and supervising the construction of RAF buildings at Habbaniya and Bahrein Island, before returning to the Air Ministry in London. He was still in the latter office when he was admitted LRIBA on 19 June 1945, his proposers being Alfred Forrester, Arthur F C Bentley and Paul Badcock.
In about 1960 he spent some time working for the Public Works Department in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia.
Glendinning's RIBA membership was terminated in December 1974 after he ceased to pay the subscription fees.
Glendinning died on 22 March 1984 at the Deaconess Hospital in Edinburgh. His wife, Ann Harrington Dawyer, had predeceased him.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|43, Riverside Walk, Isleworth, Middlesex, England||Private||1945 *|| || |
|PO Box 137, Public Works Department, Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia||Private/business||After 1960|| || |
|88, Warrender Park Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private/business||Before 1965||1984|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|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 no5757 (combined box 98)|