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Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Gordon McConville
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 January 1910
Died: 1971
Bio Notes: David Gordon McConville was born on 17 January 1910 and studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from October 1926. In his early years he worked in the offices of Harry Cook & Hamilton and Keppie & Henderson in Glasgow; Burnet, Tait & Lorne in London; and Traylen & Lenton in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

He passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in July 1938. By that year he had joined the office of J C Prestwich & Sons in Leigh, Lancashire. He was admitted ARIBA on 5 December of that year, his proposers being Ernest Prestwich, Percy Thomas and Harry Cook.

McConville later practised in Warrington. He died in Runcorn, Cheshire between January and March 1971.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 39, Clovelly Avenue, Leigh, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate1938 *  
Item 2 of 3Bewsey Chambers, Bewsey Street, Warrington, Lancashire, EnglandBusiness1957 *  
Item 3 of 37, Bold Street, Warrington, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate(?)1970 *After 1972(?) 

* 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 4Cook & HamiltonAfter 1926Before 1938Assistant(?)Possibly apprentice
Item 2 of 4Keppie & HendersonAfter 1926Before 1938Assistant 
Item 3 of 4(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneAfter 1930Before 1938Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Traylen & LentonAfter 1930Before 1938Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Henry ('Harry') Cook5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Leiper5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Percy Edward Thomas5 December 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 no6943 (combined box 167)


© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly No43 Summer 1933  

© All rights reserved. RIAS Quarterly No43 Summer 1933