Basic Biographical Details

Name: Michael John Boucicault de Suffield Calthrop
Designation: Architect
Died: 14 October 2010
Bio Notes: Michael John Boucicault de Suffield Calthrop studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. He was the Recognised Schools Bronze Medallist in 1955. In 1958 he was appointed Research Assistant to Sir Robert Matthew and in 1959 he took up a research post with Edinburgh University Housing Research Unit. In 1961 he was elected ARIBA and in 1962 was awarded the Harkness Fellowship in Architecture and Planning in the USA. In 1965 he won the competition for housing at Bedmond Green for Watford RDC. In 1970 he was in practice on his own at 38 Northumberland Street in Edinburgh. He formed a partnership with A Campbell Mars sometime before 1975. The partnership was dissolved sometime before 1984 at which point Campbell Mars practised on his own.

Calthrop died on 14 October 2010 14th October 2010 at Buis les Baronnies, France. He was survived by his three daughters and his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 48, Moray Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 420, Warriston Crsecent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  
Item 3 of 438, Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)1970 *  
Item 4 of 443-45, Circus Lane, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1979 *  

* 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 3Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)1958October 1959AssistantResearch assistant
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh University Housing Research Unit (HRU) / Architecture Research Unit (ARU)October 1959  appointed Research Assistant under direction of Robert Matthew per Builder 26 Feb 1960 p411
Item 3 of 3Calthrop & Campbell MarsBefore 1975After 1980Partner 

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 18 Town Clerk's OfficeNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 2 of 181958Ninewells Hospital and Medical School  DundeeScotlandWorked as reseacher for Sir Robert Matthew on Ninewells project.
Item 3 of 181965Housing , Bedmond GreenWatford HertfordshireEnglandWon competition for design of 132 houses (cost 500,000).
Item 4 of 181973Woodhall, Tyneholm Estate  East LothianScotlandExtension
Item 5 of 18Before 1975Architects offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 18Before 1975BriglandsRumbling Bridge Kinross-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 18Before 1975Factory for Cooper-WalkerDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 18Before 1975Fettykill Paper MillLeslie FifeScotlandConversion of houses. (Unclear if this is workers' houses or what)
Item 9 of 18Before 1975Good Neighbours Housing Association houses  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 18Before 1975Housing for Bowchurch Securities  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 18Before 1975Housing for Cunningham BuildersNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 18Before 1975Housing for H RichmondDalgety Bay FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 18Before 1975Housing for Hall Developments LtdNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 18Before 1975Housing for Leslie Town CouncilLeslie FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 18Before 1975Offices, Cawdor House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 18Before 1975Rudolf Steiner School  EdinburghScotlandFeasibility study
Item 17 of 181979Flats, Angle Park Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 181984Housing, Grassmarket  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 7Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p559
Item 2 of 7Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp231
Item 3 of 7RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 7Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p15-16 Town Clerk's Office
p92-5 Ninewells Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder26 February 1960  'Edinburgh University Housing Research Unit: Appointments to Staff Announced' p411
Item 2 of 2Scotsman21 October 2010  Death notice.