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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|492, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1941 *|| || |
|7, Ferguston Road, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, Scotland||Private/business(?)||Before 1950(?)||After 1977|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A||1996||A History of Scottish Architecture|| || ||p565|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no7903 (combined box 200)|