Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ian Thomas Brand
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 August 1926
Died: 16 May 2003
Bio Notes: Ian Thomas Brand was born on 5 August 1926, the son of John Selby Archibald Brand, shipwright, and his wife, Marion Henderson Scott. He studied for the diploma from 1942-48 at the School of Architecture in Edinburgh and was admitted ARIBA in 1948.

He took a job as assistant with the SERHB in 1949 and appears to have moved from Corstorphine that year, moving to Warrender Park Road in 1950. From 1951-58 he was employed as an assistant with the National Coal Board. From 1958 to 1967 he was a principal with Stanley Poole Brand Associates had an addresss of 60 North Castle Street, Edinburgh. He was elected ARIAS in 1969, proposed by Jack Coia, Donald Cattanach and A Grant Walmesley. Although he does not appear in the 1979 Directory, he is listed as sole partner of the practice in 1981.

Brand died at the Western General hospital, Edinburgh on 16 May 2003, survived by his wife Helen Sinclair Mackay and a son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 453, Forrester Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1948(?)  
Item 2 of 4115, Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 47, Morningside Gradens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960 *  
Item 4 of 47, Craiglockhart Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1967 *2003 

* 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 4Stanley Poole Brand Associates After 1981Partner 
Item 2 of 4South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)1949 Architect 
Item 3 of 4Miners' Welfare Committee (or Miners' Welfare Commission), Mines Department, (National Coal Board Divisional Welfare)19511958Architect 
Item 4 of 4Stanley Poole Brand Associates19581967Principal Architect 

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 18February 1949Factory for Builders' Supply Co Ltd at Gorgie Station  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 181960sFactory, Lyle & ScottRosyth FifeScotland 
Item 3 of 181967West Port House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 181969Dr Barnardo's Residential School, Thorntoun EstateKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 181973St Giles SchoolBroomhouse EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 18Before 1975Barlinnie PrisonRiddrie GlasgowScotlandGatehouse added
Item 7 of 18Before 1975Barlinnie PrisonRiddrie GlasgowScotlandGatehouse added
Item 8 of 18Before 1975Clarebank School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 18Before 1975Games HallKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 18Before 1975Housing group for Edinburgh CorporationComiston EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 18Before 1975Housing group for Edinburgh CorporationCraigmillar EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 18Before 1975Housing group for Edinburgh CorporationFoxcovert EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 18Before 1975Offices Postal Headquarters   Scotland 
Item 14 of 18Before 1975Sports CentreNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 15 of 18Before 1975St John Bosco's Approved SchoolAberdour FifeScotland 
Item 16 of 18Before 1975SupermarketBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 18Before 1975Wellington ReformatoryPenicuik MidlothianScotlandAlterations? New buildings added?
Item 18 of 18Before 1975Workshops, showrooms and offices for Shell & BP  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder4 February 1949  p169
Item 2 of 2RIAS Chartered Architect2003v15, no3 Summer issue- death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership