Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Bryden
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 December 1913
Died: 28 February 1984
Bio Notes: Robert Bryden was born on 7 December 1913, the son of Robert Sandilands Bryden, boilermaker, and his wife, Isabella. He took the diploma course at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, beginning with day classes from 1935 to 1937 and then attending Glasgow School of Architecture evening classes from 1937 to 1939 while working for J B Wilson Son & Honeyman (latterly Honeyman & Jack). After a further spell full-time at the Royal Technical College, he received his diploma in June 1941 and took the final exam the following month. He was admitted ARIBA on 21 October 1941, his proposers being T Harold Hughes and William J Smith.

His RIBA membership lapsed in 1975, he rejoined in 1977 and his membership lapsed again soon afterwards. From that time until the end of his life he lived at 7 Ferguston Road, Bearsden. He may be the same as R B Bryden who was Chief Architect and Planning Officer with East Kilbride Development Corporation from 1970-71.

Bryden died at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow on 28 February 1984. He was survived by his wife May Gray Mclay and his daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2492, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1941 *  
Item 2 of 27, Ferguston Road, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1950(?)After 1977 

* 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 4East Kilbride Development Corporation c. 1970Architect 
Item 2 of 4John B Wilson, Son & Honeyman19371937Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 4Honeyman & Jack19371939Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 4East Kilbride Development Corporationc. 1970c. 1971Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Thomas Harold Hughes21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 2(Professor) William James Smith21 October 1941for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p565
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7903 (combined box 200)