Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Ian Hastings McLaren |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||12 December 1904 |
|Died: ||1997 |
|Bio Notes: ||Ian Hastings McLaren was born on 12 December 1904 and was articled to Clement George & Sutherland of Aberdeen in January 1924, attending evening classes at Robert Gordon's College. He studied full-time at Robert Gordon's from 1926, obtaining his diploma in 1928 and his post-diploma in 1929, and was admitted ARIBA in late 1929 or early 1930, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, John Alexander Ogg Allan and George Watt. On completing his studies he worked for Kelly & Nicol of Aberdeen for eleven months before moving to London to work in H M Office of Works for six months and for Collcutt & Hamp for three months. In 1931 he was appointed architect to Claude Leigh (Management) Ltd, a company controlling some 44,000 properties in London, for whom he took charge of all building, rebuilding and alteration work. He left them to commence practice on his own account at 6 Bell Yard in May 1937. |
In March 1939 he acquired the practice of H A Scrase & Partners at Wardrobe Chambers, Queen Victoria Street, acting as precedent partner of the firm thereafter whilst continuing his own separate practice. His own office had moved to 6 The Broadway, Wimbledon by the time of his election as FRIBA on 14 December 1948, for which his proposers were Harold Bailey, John Alexander Ogg Allan and Leslie A Chackett. His practice consisted almost entirely of alterations to factories, offices and flats.
McLaren died in late 1997, his death being registered in Manchester in November of that year.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Abbotsville, Cults, Aberdeenshire, Scotland||Private||Before 1929||After 1930|| |
|6, Bell Yard, London, England||Business||May 1937||Before 1948||Own office|
|Wardrobe Chambers/146A, Queen Victoria Street, London EC, England||Business||March 1939||After 1948||Old office of H A Scrase & Partners|
|14, Lansdowne Road, London SW, England||Private||1948 *|| || |
|6, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, England||Business||1948 *|| ||Own office|
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no4410 (combined box 13); F no4406 (combined box 12)|