Basic Biographical Details

Name: Michael Laird & Partners
Born: 1965
Bio Notes: Michael Laird established a practice in 1954 with an office at 11 Randolph Place, Edinburgh from 1957. He moved to 22 Moray Place in 1960 with a house above the practice. In 1965 Ian Rogers was taken in partnership, the practice title changing to Michael Laird & Partners. The office moved to 5 Forres Street in 1974.

About 1971 James Latimer was assumed into partnership followed in 1977 by Alan Black. Several other partners joined in the 1980s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 222, Moray Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1967  
Item 2 of 25, Forres Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1974  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 16Michael Donald Laird19541992Partner 
Item 2 of 16Charles Hulme Bailey1960s Assistant 
Item 3 of 16Robert Thomas Rhind19611963Senior AssistantLevel D responsibility.
Item 4 of 16Ian Grant Rogers19651991Partner 
Item 5 of 16Adam Grant Gordon1970sBefore 1979  
Item 6 of 16Brian Irving Archibald Lightbody19711974Architect 
Item 7 of 16James Richard Latimer19711981Partner 
Item 8 of 16James ('Jim') Abbot19731998Architect 
Item 9 of 16Alan Sinclair Black19752000Partner 
Item 10 of 16Roy Stewart Milne19772009Architect 
Item 11 of 16Iain Thorburn Malcolmc. 1979 Architect 
Item 12 of 16Thomas Donaldson19821996Partner 
Item 13 of 16Brian Irving Archibald Lightbody1987 Partner 
Item 14 of 16Simon Laird19922003Partner 
Item 15 of 16Brian Irving Archibald Lightbody1999 Senior Architect 
Item 16 of 16Jeremy Scott2000 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 63 Merchiston Castle School, Creative Arts Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 63After 1958Astley Ainslie, children's wards and therapy unit  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 63After 1958Chamber of Commerce building  BelfastNorthern Ireland 
Item 4 of 63After 1958Inde Coope BreweryAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 5 of 63After 1958Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries officesEskgrove/Lasswade EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 63After 1958Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, Scottish Headquarters  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 63After 1958Phillips Electrical Offices  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 63After 1958United Wire Rope Company's factory  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 9 of 631961Gayfield Square police headquarters  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 63Before 1963Raith, housingKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 631964George Watson's College, Music School and Auditorium  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 631967Blairquhan CastleStraiton AyrshireScotlandRepairs and restoration. Kitchen court partly converted into estate offices.
Item 13 of 631967Chesser House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 631967Uig HotelUigSkyeInverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 15 of 631968Argyle House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 631968Ethicon Factory and laboratoriesSighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 631968Standard Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandExtension phase 2, Extension phase 2 has elevation to St Andrew Square.
Item 18 of 631968Wine Company Premises, 14 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding within envelope of existing historic building
Item 19 of 631969Maxwellton House  DumfriesshireScotlandRestoration
Item 20 of 63Before 1969Devro FactoryCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 21 of 631970sBroadmeadowsSymington AyrshireScotlandDesign and construction of village
Item 22 of 631970sHousing, Cheyne StreetStockbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 631970Standard Life Assurance  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 631970University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, central facilities complex, including boiler house  EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 63c. 1970Exhibition stands for Euclid (Great Britain) and others     
Item 26 of 631971University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, refectory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 631972India Place redevelopment  EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 631974Marks & Spencer Store  EdinburghScotlandActing for Jenners - working in association with Monro & Partners
Item 29 of 631975Standard Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandExtension Phase 3.
Item 30 of 631975Teachers whisky offices  GlasgowScotlandOffice restoration
Item 31 of 63Before 1975Moulin HotelPitlochry PerthshireScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 32 of 63Before 1975Royal BankPort Seton East LothianScotland 
Item 33 of 63Before 1975Royal BankEyemouth BerwickshireScotland 
Item 34 of 63Before 1975St Mary's Street development, Ben Line Building  EdinburghScotlandOffice interiors
Item 35 of 631976Standard Life Assurance Co premises, Hanover Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 36 of 631976Standard Life office  EdinburghScotland 
Item 37 of 631976The Manor HouseInveresk MidlothianScotlandRestoration
Item 38 of 631977Rosebery HouseHaymarket EdinburghScotland 
Item 39 of 631977Royal Bank Data Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 40 of 631978Arbrook Products Ltd FactoryLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 631979Haymarket Station  EdinburghScotlandRedevelopment of station
Item 42 of 631979Jenners Workshop and Abbotsford Arms  EdinburghScotlandChange of use from disused furniture factory to shops and goods handling area.
Item 43 of 63c. 1979Tennis Club, Cameron Toll  EdinburghScotland 
Item 44 of 631981Office development for Livingston Development CorporationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 45 of 631981The Mercat shopping developmentKirkcaldy Fife  
Item 46 of 63Before 1981Hospital or health centre for Cheshire Homes   Scotland 
Item 47 of 63Before 1981Johnson & Johnson (USA) FactoryLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 48 of 63Before 1981Office development for Bovis  EdinburghScotland 
Item 49 of 631982Cameron Toll Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 50 of 631984Pilrig House  Edinburgh Restoration of 3-storey and an attic L-Plan tower house to form six flats.
Item 51 of 631984Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Company office  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment and redevelopment of office within existing historic building
Item 52 of 63After 1984Cameron Toll Centre  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 53 of 631985Blervie House  MorayshireScotlandGutted and restored
Item 54 of 631985Easter Elchies House  MorayshireScotlandOctagonal office pod
Item 55 of 631985Standard Life officesTanfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 631990Erskine House  EdinburghScotlandRefacing of earlier building
Item 57 of 631992Discovery Point visitor centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 58 of 631992Standard Life House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 59 of 631995Fairfield HouseDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 60 of 631996Standard Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and refurbishment of previous Standard Life Head Office, 1 George Street.
Item 61 of 631996The Younger BuildingSouth Gyle EdinburghScotland 
Item 62 of 632001Edinburgh QuayFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 63 of 632001New office development  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp128
Item 2 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp55
Item 3 of 3Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p44-5 University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings