Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Gordon Bannerman
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 August 1908
Died: 4 April 1986
Bio Notes: David Gordon Bannerman was born on 26 August 1908 and was an apprentice in the Edinburgh City Architect's office from 1924 to 1929. He attended morning classes at the School of Architecture in the Edinburgh College of Art during his apprenticeship, and day classes from October 1930 until June 1932, when he received his diploma. He passed the RIBA final examination in Edinburgh on 13 December 1932, and was admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being John Begg, John Jerdan and James Alexander Arnott. He was also admitted to the Edinburgh Architectural Association as a srudent member in 1932 at which time he was living at Blackhall.

By 1950 Bannerman was Lanarkshire Deputy County Architect and was based in Motherwell. He was elected FRIAS in 1958. By 1970 he held the post of Lanarkshire County Architect and was based in Hamilton.

He died on 4 April 1986.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 45, Blinkbonny Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1933 *1939 or 1940(?) 
Item 2 of 434, Albert Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 * County Architect
Item 3 of 427, Woodlands Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1958 *  
Item 4 of 4County Buildings, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 3Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)19241929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Lanark County CouncilBefore 1950 Depute Chief Architect 
Item 3 of 3Lanark County CouncilBefore 1970 Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Alexander ArnottEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John BeggEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John JerdanEarly 1933for Associateship

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 14 Hunter Senior SchoolEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 1422 November 1957Lanarkshire County BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotlandas County Architect per Builder p940
Item 3 of 141958St Edwards RC SchoolAirdrie    
Item 4 of 1416 May 1958St Joseph's RC SchoolBlantyre LanarkshireScotlandas County Architect
CHECK role - accepting tenders per Builder p928
Item 5 of 1430 May 1958Houses, AuchinairnAuchinairn LanarkshireScotlandas County A - CHECK role - accepting tenders per Builder p1017
Item 6 of 1413 June 1958Motherwell RC Primary SchoolMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandas County A
CHECK role - accepting tenders per Builder p1108
Item 7 of 144 July 1958School and school houseBarnock, Strathaven LanarkshireScotlandas County A, accepting tenders per Builder p38
CHECK role
Item 8 of 141959Lanark County BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 141959Tollbrae Primary SchoolAirdrie    
Item 10 of 141964Noble Primary SchoolBellshill LanarkshireScotlandAs County Architect for Lanark County Council
Item 11 of 141967Primary School, Allers RoadEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 12 of 141967Primary School, Brancumhall RoadEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 141967Primary School, Netherton RoadEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 14 of 141970Caldervale High SchoolAirdrie   Lanark County Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp17, p40, p153 p178 Lanark County Buildings
Item 2 of 4Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p226, p227 Lanark County Buildings
Item 3 of 4RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder2 August 1957  p220
Item 2 of 5Builder4 September 1964  p471-474 - article on Lanark County Buildings
Item 3 of 5Building24 February 1967  p84
Item 4 of 5Building21 July 1967  p167
Item 5 of 5Scotsman28 October 1932   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5052 (combined box 53)