Basic Biographical Details

Name: Malcolm MacLeod Pottinger
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 September 1928
Died: 19 May 2012
Bio Notes: Malcolm MacLeod Pottinger was born on 16 September 1928 in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, the son of Catherine MacLeod. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1952. He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1956. He joined Covell Matthews & Partners as director in 1975. He worked in the Edinburgh office of the firm. By 1994 he had retired or left the firm. He was married to Wilma Spence and the couple had one daughter.

He died on 19 May 2012.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 319, Montpelier, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954After 1964 
Item 2 of 346, Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1964After 1990 
Item 3 of 36, Manor Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1987 *  

* 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 2Covell Matthews Partnership Scotland1970s Partner 
Item 2 of 2Covell Matthews & Partners1975 Director 

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 121973Telephone House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 121975University of Strathclyde, University Centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 12197621 St Andrew Square  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations to form offices for IBM.
Item 4 of 121976Colonial Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations to form offices for IBM.
Item 5 of 121976R & R Clark's Printing Office  EdinburghScotlandLarge office block added at rear.
Item 6 of 121978119 George Street  EdinburghScotlandGround floor shop demolished and building restored
Item 7 of 121978Commercial developmentDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 121979The Mall shopping centre  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 12Late 1970sIndustrial Estate  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 12Late 1970sOffices for the Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 12Late 1970sRestaurant and offices for SSEB  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 12c. 1980Offices for IBM  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp143
Item 2 of 8RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 8RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 8RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 5 of 8RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 8 of 8RIBA1990RIBA Directory of Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1ScotsmanMay 2012