Basic Biographical Details

Name: William MacDonald
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: William MacDonald was admitted ARIBA in 1949 and ARIAS in 1957. His address in 1950 was in Lenzie. He was a partner in Watson Salmond & Gray by 1970. He does not appear in the 1979 Directory.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Kismet, Kirkintilloch Road, Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *After 1957 
Item 2 of 3Kirkhouse, Eaglesham Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1963 * to after 1970
Item 3 of 3245, North Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 1Watson, Salmond & Gray1970 * 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 351960sBritish Linen BankAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 351960sBritish Linen BankPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 351960sBritish Linen BankMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 351960sBrodick CastleBrodickArranButeScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 351960sCairds Yard FactoryGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 351960sCaledonian Insurance Building  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? additions?
Item 7 of 351960sCaledonian Insurance Company Offices  LondonEngland 
Item 8 of 351960sCarntyne Industrial EstateCarntyne GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 351960sCooperage for Teachers (Distillers) Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 351960sCraigbank Senior Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 351960sFactory for Gray Dunn  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 351960sGovan District AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandTreatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 13 of 351960sHolmwood HouseCathcart GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 14 of 351960sIndustrial EstateKilwinning AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 351960sOffices for Arthur Guiness  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 351960sOffices for P & W MacLellan  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 351960sPremises of John G Kincaid & Co Ltd (Engineers), East Hamilton StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandNew works? extension to old works?
Item 18 of 351960sResidential Spastics SchoolLittle Corseford, Johnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 351960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 351960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 21 of 351960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandDumfries DumfreisshireScotland 
Item 22 of 351960sSt Margaret Mary's RC Senior Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 351960sThornliebank Industrial EstateThornliebank GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 351960sVictoria InfirmaryLangside GlasgowScotlandTreatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 25 of 3519624-6 George Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 35Before 1964Dollar Academy, Playfair blockDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandRestoration
Item 27 of 351968Dumfries HouseCumnock (near) AyrshireScotlandRestoration. Dining room (proposed reduction in size, not carried out, coffering in Venetian window alcove which was executed)
Item 28 of 351975FactoryGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 29 of 35Before 1975Guardian Assurance Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 35Before 1975Office for F S Assurance  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 35Before 1975Office for the Woolwich Equitable  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 35c. 1975Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandUpgrading and modernisation.
Item 33 of 35c. 1975City of Glasgow District Asylum for Pauper LunaticsGartcosh GlasgowScotlandUpgrading and modernisation.
Item 34 of 35c. 1975Factory for SIECLarkfield LanarkshireScotland 
Item 35 of 35c. 1975Stoneyetts Hospital, WoodileeLenzie DunbartonshireScotlandUpgrading and modernisation.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
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 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership