Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert William Marwick
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 August 1936
Died: 10 May 2015
Bio Notes: Robert ('Robin') William Marwick was born on 20 August 1936. He served his articles in the practice of James Davidson & Sons, Coatbridge while studying part-time at Glasgow School of Art. He was admitted ARIBA and ARIAS in 1963. In 1966 he was assumed into partnership in the James Davidson & Son practice. He remained with the firm throughout his whole career retiring as Principal in 2002 at the age of 65. The practice undertook a wide variety of work including residential developments, local authority projects, swimming baths, churches, commercial and industrial work and theatres.

Outwith his work, Marwick had many interests. He was a life-long supporter of Albion Rovers and served as Chairman as well as being the club historian in which capacity he published two books. He was a member of the Rotary Club, a Community Councillor, a member of the local hospital board, and JP. He enjoyed tennis and bowling. He was property convener of his local church and also property consultant to Hamilton Presbytery, one of his particular interests being the conservation of historic buildings. He always enjoyed travel, particularly to exotic places but most family holidays were spent on the Isle of Bute.

Marwick died on 10 May 2015, survived by his wife Fiona, his daughter and two sons and his five grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 550, Agnew Avenue, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1961 *  
Item 3 of 516, Smith Quadrant, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1964 *After 1965 
Item 4 of 5Rioghail/4, Wester Moffat Crescent, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 5 of 511, Dunbeath Avenue, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1979After 1994 

* 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 1James Davidson & Son1966After 1981Partner 

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 23After 1965Shop development for Granada Group LtdAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 23After 1965Works Department for the Burgh of AirdrieAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 231966GP Maternity UnitEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 231966GP Maternity UnitCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 231966GP Maternity UnitDuntocher DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 231966GP Maternity UnitGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 231966Office for Pearl AssuranceKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 231966Office for Pearl AssuranceSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 231966Office for Pearl AssurancePrestwick AyrshreScotland 
Item 10 of 231966Swimming BathsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 11 of 231968Clydesdale BankCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 12 of 231968Multi-storey redevelopment with 600 housesCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 231969Housing redevelopment, Rosehill Brickworks siteCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 14 of 231969Housing, East Raw siteCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 231969Shops and office precinctCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 231970Airdrie Savings BankShotts LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 231970Commercial Pearl Assurance officeAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 18 of 231970Commercial Pearl Assurance Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 231970St Columba's ChurchAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 231970The Glen HotelNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 231972Environmental improvementsCoaatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 231972Public house for A Carson & SonsCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 231975Jackson Parish Church, PetersburnAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp121
Item 2 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly2105WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership