Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alan Sinclair Black
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Alan Sinclair Black studied at the School of Architecture in Glasgow. He was elected ARIBA in 1965. [25410] He joined Michael Laird & Partners in 1977 as partner. He was still a partner in 1994.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 316, Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 2 of 35 (or 6), Forres Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1977  
Item 3 of 322, Moray Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1979  

* 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 2Michael Laird & Partners19752000Partner 
Item 2 of 2The Michael Laird Partnership1994 * Partner 

* 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 17 Goretex Factory & Offices, Kirkton CampusLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 2 of 171970University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, central facilities complex, including boiler house  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 171977Rosebery HouseHaymarket EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 171977Royal Bank Data Centre  EdinburghScotlandPartner-in-charge.
Item 5 of 171978Arbrook Products Ltd FactoryLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 6 of 171979Haymarket Station  EdinburghScotlandRedevelopment of station
Item 7 of 17Late 1970sHousing, Cheyne StreetStockbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 17Before 1981Hospital or health centre for Cheshire Homes   Scotland 
Item 9 of 17Before 1981Johnson & Johnson (USA) FactoryLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 10 of 17Before 1981Office development for Bovis  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 17Before 1981Office development for Livingston Development CorporationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 171984Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Company office  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment and redevelopment of office within existing historic building. Partner in charge.
Item 13 of 171985Blervie House  MorayshireScotlandHouse gutted and restored
Item 14 of 171985Easter Elchies House  MorayshireScotlandOctagonal office pod
Item 15 of 171985Standard Life officesTanfield EdinburghScotlandPartner-in-charge for project as a whole.
Item 16 of 171992Discovery Point visitor centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 17 of 171992Standard Life House  EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge of the project as a whole.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp128
Item 2 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979RIBA Directory of Practices 1979   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 6 of 6Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p44-5 University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings