Basic Biographical Details

Name: Emily Lind Maclennan (Mrs Linda Westwater)
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 January 1908
Died: 22 July 1996
Bio Notes: Emily Lind Maclennan was born on 13 January 1908, the daughter of Thomas Forbes Maclennan, architect, and his wife Euphemia Anderson Cathles. She studied under John Begg at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from October 1925 to June 1932 when she was awarded a post-graduate scholarship under the Andrew Grant Bequest. From 1928 to 1929 she worked in the office of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd and in late 1932 passed the qualifying exam and was elected ARIBA in early 1933, her proposers being John Begg, Thomas Forbes Maclennan and William Theodore Percival Bryce. In the 1930s she became a partner in her father's practice. By the late 1950s she had joined the firm of Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall.

She married Robert Heriot Westwater, artist, and was still living in Edinburgh in 1972, by which time she had adopted the name Linda instead of Emily Lind. She later divorced Westwater. She died on 22 July 1996 at Redwoods Nursing Home, Alness, which by then was her permanent address. She was survived by her son who lived in Glenaldie House, Tain.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 214, Cluny Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1933 *  
Item 2 of 257, Melville Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1939 * Address also of her father, Thomas Forbes Maclennan.

* 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 3J M Dick Peddie & Walker Todd19281929Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 3T Forbes Maclennan & PartnersBefore 1950 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)August 1957After 1959Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John BeggEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Theodore Percival BryceEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Forbes MaclennanEarly 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 21957University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Epi-Genetics Building  EdinburghScotland[Glendinning, 2008]
Item 2 of 219588 George Square  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp239,252
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The 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 1Architects Journal19 June 1952  p760

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5078 (combined box 55)