Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas O'Beirne
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Thomas O'Beirne practised in Ayr. He was elected a member of the Society of Architects on 12 February 1920 and this entitled him to be admitted ARIBA in mid-1925 without the need for proposers. At that time he was an architectural assistant to Ayr Corporation. At some point before 1939 he was burgh surveyor of Inveness. By 1950 he had returned to Ayr and obtained the post of Burgh Surveyor there.

O'Beirne retired in 1959, after 36 years' service with Ayr Corporation, (though interrupted by a short interlude in Inverness) 20 as Burgh Surveyor and Water Engineer.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 23, Carrick Avenue, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1925 *  
Item 2 of 2Municipal Chambers, High Street, The Cross, Ayr, ScotlandBusiness1950After 1953 

* 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 2Ayr County Architect's Office1925 * Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Ayr Burgh Surveyor's Office1950 * Chief Surveyor 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 12192913 (or 15) SandgateAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 121950Fifty Houses, ThorneyflatThorneyflat AyrScotland 
Item 3 of 121950Housing Scheme, CraigieCraigie AyrScotlandFor the Corporation
Item 4 of 121952Housing, AyrAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 121952Housing, AyrAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 1221 November 1952Old People's Housing, CraigieCraigie AyrshireScotland24 new houses
Item 7 of 125 December 1952Housing Scheme, CraigieCraigie AyrScotlandNew scheme of houses
Item 8 of 1230 January 1953Hostels, CraigieCraigie East AyrshireScotland24 new hostels
Item 9 of 123 July 1953Fire Station, Prestwick RoadAyr South AyrshireScotlandNew fire station
Item 10 of 121 January 1954Housing, Manholm and Whiteletts Housing SiteAyr AyrshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 10 bungalows
Item 11 of 125 April 1957Ayrshire Barracks, Castlehill  AyrshireScotlandper Builder p656
Item 12 of 1219 April 1957Belmont Housing Scheme, 1st DevelopmentAyr AyrshireScotlandper Builder p752


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 9Builder28 April 1950  p570
Item 2 of 9Builder5 May 1950  p612
Item 3 of 9Builder9 May 1952  p720
Item 4 of 9Builder6 June 1952  p865
Item 5 of 9Builder21 November 1952  p768
Item 6 of 9Builder5 December 1952  p852
Item 7 of 9Builder3 July 1953  p40
Item 8 of 9Builder1 January 1954  p37
Item 9 of 9Builder28 August 1959  'Burgh Surveyor and Water Engineer' p124

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3821 (microfilm reel 28)