Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Robert McMillan Clive |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||7 January 1906 |
|Died: ||1 January 1971 |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert McMillan Clive was born on 7 January 1906, the son of Robert McMillan Clive, building contractor and his wife Elizabeth Haining. He was articled to James Wright of Glasgow from 1922 to 1927, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture where he gained medallions for excellence in 1925, 1926 and 1927. In the latter year he joined Burnet, Son & Dick as assistant, continuing for his final year on the School of Art diploma course and receiving a gilt medallion and travelling scholarship which enabled him to spend a month in and around London studying public and factory buildings. |
He remained with Burnet, Son & Dick until 1932 when he commenced private practice in Stranraer. He was appointed Deputy County Architect to Wigtownshire County Council in 1934, and County Planning Officer in 1943. He was admitted LRIBA on 13 February 1945, his proposers being Jack Antonio Coia, William James Smith and Joseph Weekes. Clive was also an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects.
In 1947 he became County Architect of Wigtownshire. He prepared the development plans for the county and burghs. He designed the entire building programme of schools, housing and other public works for the County Council from that date, culminating in the large secondary school complex in Stranraer. He was also responsible for various small school alterations and additions, village hall reconstrcutions, police stations and police houses and civil defence buildings.
In 1966 he was elected FRIBA, proposed by James Andrew Carrick, Richard Edward Moira and Douglas Calder. Moira remarked in his reference in the Fellowship Paper that Clive had won Saltire Society and other Civic Awards for housing designed in his post as County Architect but that his skill was best seen in his designs for schools.
He died on 1 January 1971 at the Garrick Hospital, Stranraer. He was survived by his wife Mary Lawson Davidson McCredie whom he had married on 7 April 1936 in Glasgow. His son Eric registered his death.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Business||Before 1932||After 1945|| |
|Burnside, Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Private||1939 *|| || |
|Eldrick, Stoneykirk Road, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Private||1945 *|| || |
|Education Offices, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Business||1945 *||After 1950|| |
|County Housing Offices, The Harbour, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Business||1953 *|| || |
|23, Lewis Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Business||1966|| || |
|The Meadows, London Road, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland||Private||Before 1966||1971|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||2 January 1953|| || ||p33|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5711 (combined box 96)|