Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||(Dr) Duncan McKenzie Stewart |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||19 December 1919 |
|Died: ||21 April 2004 |
|Bio Notes: ||Duncan McKenzie Stewart was born on 22 December 1919, the son of Duncan Stewart, chauffeur, and his wife Barbara Sharpe. From October 1938 until 1941 he was apprenticed to the Midlothian County Architect while studying part-time at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. He passed the intermediate exam in 1942 and finished the diploma course in June 1944. He was admitted ARIBA on 16 October 1945, his proposers being John Ross McKay, Robert Stirling Reid, and Leslie Grahame Thomson, whose supporting statement noted that 'he won both the Rowand Anderson and Rutland Prizes of the RIAS - a most unusual distinction'. His nomination papers give his personal address as c/o Leslie Grahame Thomson. |
He moved to Liverpool and studied there for the degree of Phd. He ran his own practice there and undertook a wide range of work, including schools, churches, housing, planning work and offices. It appears that work was hard to come by in the 1970s, as he resigned his RIBA membership in 1978. From 1985 was a senior lecturer at Liverpool University. He would appear to have returned to Scotland as he re-joined the RIAS in 1992 (having been a member at some point previously). He continued be a member until almost his eightieth birthday, but ceased to work.
He died on 21 April 2004 at St Michael's Hospital, Linlithgow. His wife, Janet Elizabeth MacGregor, had predeceased him. He was survived by his son Duncan and daughter Janet.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|The Garden House, Champfleurie, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland||Private/business(?)|| ||2004|| |
|12, James Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1950 *|| || |
|8, Dunes Drive, Formby, Livrpool, England||Private||1970 *|| || |
* 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||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no8532 (combined box 212)|