Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Malcolm Livingston McIsaac |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||3 January 1898 |
|Died: ||5 April 1984 |
|Bio Notes: ||Malcolm Livingston McIsaac was born on 3 January 1898, the son of Thomas McIsaac, iron turner, and his wife Sarah Edmiston. From 1915-16 he studied at Glasgow School of Art and was apprenticed to Bruce & Hay in Glasgow about this time. The sequence of events in his early career are not clear. At some point he had a course of tuition with Leslie Stuart Stanley, 161 West Heath Road, London. He also studied architecture and town planning at the Polytechnic there. He sat his final exam in Edinburgh. He probably returned to Glasgow after completing the course in London. He was admitted ARIBA on 12 December 1939, proposed by Professor William James Smith, Leslie Stuart Stanley and Francis Lorne. |
McIsaac worked as an assistant with the practice of George Arthur Boswell for two years, then moved to another post as assistant with the British Aluminium Company's Architect's Department in Burntisland. At some point he spent a year in New York with the practice Mayers, Murray & Phillip. He was AMTPI by 1950.
He worked in Glasgow, latterly for the practice Covell Matthews. His home address was in Helensburgh. He resigned from the RIBA in 1979.
He died aged 86 at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow on 5 April 1984. His wife Catherine Oman, had predeceased him.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|232, Gourlay Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1939 *|| || |
|35, Binend Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Private(?)||1950 *|| || |
|33, Glentyan Drive, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||c. 1954|| || |
|33, Glendevon Square, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||c. 1964 *||After 1970|| |
|8, Scott Court, James Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland||Private||1978 *|| || |
|1b, Killermont View, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||After 1978||1984|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|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|| ||McIsaac: A no7346 (Combined box 185)|