Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Raphael Michael Kennedy
Designation: Architect
Born: 1926
Died: 25 June 2011
Bio Notes: George Raphael Michael Kennedy studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. He was elected ARIBA in 1957. In 1964 he was working (as an assistant?) in the practice of Alison & Hutchison & Partners where he remained until after 1970. He seems to have then become a partner in the firm Thomas Smith Gibb & Pate, although his stay there was short-lived. He established his own practice by 1972.

He died on 25 June 2011. His wife Mae had predeceased him but he was survived by his tow sons and his daughter and his granddaughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen, Scotland    
Item 2 of 694, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 3 of 630, Mayfield Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  
Item 4 of 6Tanjumeg/570, Lanark Road West, Balerno, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 5 of 622, Rutland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1972After 1979 
Item 6 of 61a, Napier Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1996  

* 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 2George R M Kennedy & Partners After 1981Partner 
Item 2 of 2Alison & Hutchison & PartnersBefore 1964c. 1972Assistant(?) 

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 831960sLeith PoorhouseLeith EdinburghScotlandPost-war alterations and discreet new buildings
Item 2 of 831961Thurso Technical CollegeThurso CaithnessScotland 
Item 3 of 831962Linksview House and other housing, Giles Street and Coltfield LaneLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 831963City Hospital, Ear Nose and Throat Department  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 831963Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital  EdinburghScotlandNew maternity unit, isolation unit, stores and staff quarters
Item 6 of 831963Technical CollegeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandListed in 1972 & 1975 RIBA Kalendar under G R M Kennedy & Partners - Kennedy and Walker may have been mainly responsible when working for Alison & Hutchison.
Item 7 of 831965St Gabriel's RC ChurchPrestonpans East LothianScotlandThought to have been in charge of this job.
Item 8 of 831966Telford College  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 831968Craigmount High SchoolCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 831968St Andrews RC ChurchLivingston West LothianScotlandClaimed to have been designed by him - presumably in the office of Alison & Hutchison.
Item 11 of 831969Craigcrook Castle, walled garden, office block  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 831969Elgin AcademyElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 13 of 831969St Martin of Tours RC ChurchTranent East LothianScotlandArchitect given for church by 'Buildings of Scotland'. Source of information not yet established.
Item 14 of 831970sChurch for the Deeside Fellowship  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 831970sEngine overhaul facilityPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 16 of 831970sFactory for Digital Equipment CompanyAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 17 of 831970sHall for Baptist Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 831970sHousing for Dr Kerr's TrustForfar AngusScotland 
Item 19 of 831970sLocal Authority and sheltered housing Grantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 20 of 831972Barcapel House  RenfrewshireScotlandApartment block on site
Item 21 of 831972Forres House Community CentreForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 22 of 831974Haugh HousingElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 23 of 831974Public swimming bathsBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 24 of 831974University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 831975Charleston AcademyInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 26 of 831975Coppice Court HousingGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 27 of 831975Nairn AcademyNairn MorayshireScotland 
Item 28 of 83Before 1975Burgh extensionsPeterhead AberdenshireScotlandPlanning of extensions
Item 29 of 83Before 1975Cameron Iron Works factory  LeedsEnglandExtension
Item 30 of 83Before 1975Cameron Iron Works factory, LivingstonLivingston West LothianScotlandExtension
Item 31 of 83Before 1975Community CentreForfar AngusScotland 
Item 32 of 83Before 1975Divisional Police HeadquartersDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 33 of 83Before 1975Hotel and shopsWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 34 of 83Before 1975Housing, hotel and conservation work Udny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 35 of 83Before 1975Local Authority and sheltered housing Forres MorayshireScotland 
Item 36 of 83Before 1975Local Authority and sheltered housing Elgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 37 of 83Before 1975Luxury flats  GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 83Before 1975Napier Technical College  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 39 of 83Before 1975Peebles High SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandRehabilitation and games hall
Item 40 of 83Before 1975Primary schoolNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 83Before 1975Private houses for L HartEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 42 of 83Before 1975Private houses for P G SmithAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 43 of 83Before 1975Telford College  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 44 of 831976Lanthorn Community CentreDedridge, Livingston West LothianScotland 
Item 45 of 831976Mosshill Industrial Estate, Digital Equipment plantAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 46 of 831977Granary Street HousingHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 47 of 831978Hanover Court HousingStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 48 of 831978Wilsness Terminal, Sumburgh Airport Mainland, Shetland Scotland 
Item 49 of 83c. 1979Culloden HouseCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 50 of 83Early 1970s619 houses for SSHA, New Farm LochKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 51 of 83Early 1970sAlbert Secondary SchoolSpringburn Glasgow  
Item 52 of 83Early 1970sBurgh extensions including housing, shops and recreation facilitiesWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 53 of 83Early 1970sCameron Iron WorksLeeds YorkshireEnglandFactory and office extension
Item 54 of 83Early 1970sChildren's home for Aberlour TrustStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 55 of 83Early 1970sChildren's home for Aberlour Trust  DundeeScotland 
Item 56 of 83Early 1970sChildren's home for Lothian Homes TrustHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 57 of 83Early 1970sChildren's Home for the Aberlour TrustHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 58 of 83Early 1970sChildren's Home for the Aberlour TrustPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 59 of 83Early 1970sLuxury flats, BarchapelPatterton RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 60 of 83Early 1970sPriorsford Primary SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 61 of 83Early 1970sWRA research laboratoryGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 62 of 831980HousingCorpach Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 63 of 831981Hanover Court HousingTarves AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 64 of 831981Hanover Court HousingBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 65 of 83Before 1981Finance Offices for Sheltland Islands CouncilLerwickMainlandSheltlandScotland 
Item 66 of 83Before 1981Housing for Hanover Housing AssociationFalkirk West LothianScotland 
Item 67 of 83Before 1981Housing for Hanover Housing AssociationBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 68 of 83Before 1981Housing modernisationPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 69 of 83Before 1981Pick-n-Save SupermarketStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 70 of 83Before 1981Pick-n-Save SupermarketAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 71 of 83Before 1981Sheltered housing for Hanover Housing Association  AberdeenScotland 
Item 72 of 83Before 1981Sheltered housing for Hanover Housing AssociationStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 73 of 83Before 1981Wils Ness Terminal Building, Fire Station, Meterological Offices and VCR Building Sumburgh AirportMainlandSheltlandScotland 
Item 74 of 83Before 1981Workshops for Shetland Islands CouncilBattasound ShetlandScotland 
Item 75 of 831982The Closes areaElgin MorayshireScotlandRestoration
Item 76 of 831982The Glebe HousingKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 77 of 831983University of Strathclyde, Student Village, Murray Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 78 of 831984International Baptist ChurchBieldside AberdeenScotland 
Item 79 of 831985Airlie Gardens HousingBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 80 of 831985Doune Court HousingMacduff BanffshireScotland 
Item 81 of 831985University of Strathclyde, Student Village, Forbes Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 82 of 831985University of Strathclyde, Student Village, Garnett Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 83 of 831992Commercial BuildingsDunoon ArgyllScotlandRehabilitation


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p575
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp245 New Farm Loch
Item 3 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1972RIBA Directory 1972   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA JournalJune 198180London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2Scotsman28 June 2011  Death notice.