Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Gale Ewing
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Richard Gale Ewing was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1962. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1966. He was also a qualified town planner and a member of the RTPI.

Ewing and William Gray Leslie were responsible for most of the design work in the practice of Anderson Kininmonth & Paul in the post-war years. Leslie was assumed into partnership about 1963 and Ewing about 1971 It is not yet clear when the practice name changed to the Rowand Anderson Partnership but this was before 1985. He was still working in the practice in 1994.

Ewing was instrumental in setting up Edinburgh's Old Town Committee for Conservation and Renewal in the early 1980s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 31, Braid Farm Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  
Item 3 of 3Millbank, Redhallbank Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 2Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paulc. 1971(?) Partner 
Item 2 of 2Rowand Anderson PartnershipBefore 1985 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 27 Industrial Units for CDW and Scotia GP  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 27 Industrial units for CDW and Scotis GP  West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 27 Leisure development for Hassendean  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 4 of 27 Public houses for Usher Breweries   Scotland 
Item 5 of 27 Rehabilitation schemeGranton EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 27 Swimming PoolHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 7 of 27c. 1962Leanach of Culloden, House, servants' cottages and cattle courts  Inverness-shireScotlandRepair and re-roofing od Old Leanach Cottage in conjunction with Alexander Cullen
Item 8 of 271967Daniel Stewart's Hospital  EdinburghScotlandAdditions proposed in 1967, including hall.
Item 9 of 271970sOffices for IBM UK Ltd  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 271972Town HallElgin MorayshireScotlandExtension
Item 11 of 271973Incorporation of Shoemakers premisesLinlithgow West LothianScotlandRestoration
Item 12 of 271974Housing, The VennelLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 13 of 27After 1975Local Authority Housing and Community CentreDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 27Before 1975Livery Street redevelopmentBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 15 of 27Before 1975Pre-war housingLinlithgow West LothianScotlandImprovements
Item 16 of 27Before 1975Pre-war housing improvementsBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 27Before 1975Pre-war housing upgradingWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 18 of 27Before 1975Telephone engineering centreLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 27Before 1975Touch Neighbourhood CentreDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 20 of 271977Clydesdale Bank  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 271978High ArdnessLochaline ArgyllScotlandRestoration of derelict house
Item 22 of 271979Ardtornish House, mansion and clocktowerArdtornish ArgyllScotlandMaintenance
Item 23 of 271979Royal College of Physicians  EdinburghScotlandRestoration - in particular windows
Item 24 of 27Before 1981Children's home for Fife Regional Counxcil  FifeScotland 
Item 25 of 27Before 1981Public houses for Scottish & Newcastle   Scotland 
Item 26 of 27Before 1981Sheltered housing for Castlerock Housing Association  MidlothianScotland 
Item 27 of 271982Royal Bank of ScotlandDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p103
Item 2 of 8Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp124
Item 3 of 8Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p552
Item 4 of 8RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 8 of 8RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of James LatimerInterview of James Latimer by Jessica Taylor, 5 March 2009 Information on Ewing's founding role in the Old Town Committee for Conservation and Renewal