Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ivor Gardiner Menzies Gordon Dorward
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 October 1927
Died: 5 June 1983
Bio Notes: Ivor Gardiner Menzies Gordon Dorward was born on 8 October 1927, the son of Gordon Dorward, engineer and his wife Jean Skinner. He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1953, his proposers being Ninian Johnston, Jack Coia and Alexander Buchanan Campbell. From 1953 to 1955 he worked in the office of Thomas Harley Haddow as an architectural and engineering assistant. He moved to the practice of Keppie Henderson & Gleave where he started as an assistant but was soon promoted to senior assistant.

When Gleave left the practice to set up business on his own account in 1958, Dorward moved with him intially as principal assistant. He was invited to become a partner in 1960, with Alan Short Matheson joining in 1963. The name then changed to Dorward Matheson Gleave & Partners. Dorward was elected ARIAS in 1962.

Gleave died in 1965. By the time of his election as FRIBA in 1969, Dorward was senior partner of the practice, the name by then having become J L Gleave & Partners.

Doward served on the Council of the RIAS and was Convener of the Public Relations Committee. He died in Glasgow on 5 June 1983 aged 55, surived by his wife Priscilla Tindal.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Burnbrae Cottage, Lanark Road, Currie, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 2 of 350, Sherbrooke Avenue, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960After 1970 
Item 3 of 310, Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1969 *After 1979 

* 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 3Keppie Henderson & J L GleaveAfter 1948 Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Dorward Matheson Gleave & Partnersc. 1963After 1980Partner 
Item 3 of 3J L Gleave & Partnersc. 1966 * 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 2731 May 1957Paisley Technical SchoolPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandone of the commended designs - scheme 18 - from 1957 competition per Builder p998
Item 2 of 271960sCentral Hospital, Raigmore (Central General Hospital)Raigmore, Inverness Inverness-shireScotlandPhases 1 & 2 completed by 1975.
Item 3 of 271961Blackfriars Primary SchoolGorbals GlasgowScotlandUnclear if in partnership at this stage
Item 4 of 271961St Francis RC SchoolGorbals GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 271962Belford HospitalFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 271964Prestwick International Airport  AyrshireScotlandFurther buildings
Item 7 of 271964Queen Mother's Hospital  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 27After 1964Tryst Sports Complex and Swimming PoolCumbernauld DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 271966Four tower blocks, Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1Pollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 271966Vale of Leven Hospital, Maternity UnitAlexandria DunbartonshireScotlandProject architect
Item 11 of 271969University of Glasgow, Mathematics Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 271969University of Glasgow, Senate Room  GlasgowScotlandChimneypiece - project architect.
Item 13 of 271970sEasterhouse Township CentreEasterhouse GlasgowScotlandIn conjunction with the City Architects Department?
Item 14 of 27Before 1970Airport fire station   Scotland 
Item 15 of 271972Marine Biological Station, Keppel PierMillportGreat CumbraeButeScotlandHalls of residence
Item 16 of 271972University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building for basic science  GlasgowScotlandProject architect
Item 17 of 27Before 1975Local Authority administration buildingsCumbernauld DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 18 of 27Before 1975School for War Office  PerthshireScotland 
Item 19 of 27Before 1975Two special schools for Glasgow Corporation  GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 27c. 1975Local Authority administration buildingsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 27c. 1975Vale of Leven Hospital, Geriatric Unit (180 beds)  DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 22 of 271977University of Glasgow, Anatomy Building  GlasgowScotlandExtension to rear
Item 23 of 271979Western Isles Council Offices (Comhairle Nan Eilean)StornowayLewis ScotlandPerhaps not involved
Item 24 of 271980University of Glasgow, Geology Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 27 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 Area APollokshaws GlasgowScotlandUnclear if Dorward and Matheson were partners of Gleave before 1964
Item 26 of 27 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 Area BPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandUnclear whether Dorward and Matheson were partners of Gleave before 1964
Item 27 of 27c. 1965Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1Pollokshaws GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp48 University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building
Item 2 of 3RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website - Statutory Registers - Deaths   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 May 1957  p998
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJuly 1984 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp101 Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no6832 (Combined Box 162)