Basic Biographical Details

Name: Colin Walker
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 October 1921
Died: 14 July 2003
Bio Notes: Colin Walker was born on 5 October 1921, the son of William Walker, works manager, and his wife Muriel Gertrude Palmer. He studied for the diploma in architecture at Leeds. He was admitted ARIBA in 1948. About that time he was living in Sighthill in Edinburgh. He was admitted ARIAS in 1967. By 1970 he was working for Alison & Hutchison in Edinburgh. By 1975 he had moved to G R M Kennedy where he was a partner.

Walker died at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh on 14 July 2003 aged 81. His wife Margaret McIver MacLeod had predeceased him but he was survived by his son who lived in Innellan.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 223, Sighthill Neuk, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 2 of 225, Gordon Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *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 1George R M Kennedy & PartnersBefore 1975 *After 1981Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Harry Horace Macdonald22 July 1970For Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1George Gilroy Graham22 July 1970For Fellowship

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 561963Technical CollegeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandListed in 1972 RIBA Kalendar under G R M Kennedy & Partners - Kennedy and Walker may have been mainly responsible when working for Alison & Hutchison.
Item 2 of 561968St Andrews RC ChurchLivingston West LothianScotlandClaimed to have been designed by G R M Kennedy & Partners - presumably in the office of Alison & Hutchison by Kennedy and perhaps Walker.
Item 3 of 561970sChurch for the Deeside Fellowship  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 561970sEngine overhaul facilityPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 561970sFactory for Digital Equipment CompanyAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 561970sHall for Baptist Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 561970sHousing for Dr Kerr's TrustForfar AngusScotland 
Item 8 of 561970sLocal Authority and sheltered housing Grantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 9 of 561972Forres House Community CentreForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 10 of 561974Haugh HousingElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 11 of 561974Public swimming bathsBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 561975Coppice Court HousingGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 13 of 561975Nairn AcademyNairn MorayshireScotland 
Item 14 of 56Before 1975Burgh extensionsPeterhead AberdenshireScotlandPlanning of extensions
Item 15 of 56Before 1975Cameron Iron Works factory  LeedsEnglandExtension
Item 16 of 56Before 1975Cameron Iron Works factory, LivingstonLivingston West LothianScotlandExtension
Item 17 of 56Before 1975Community CentreForfar AngusScotland 
Item 18 of 56Before 1975Divisional Police HeadquartersDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 19 of 56Before 1975Hotel and shopsWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 20 of 56Before 1975Housing, hotel and conservation work Udny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 21 of 56Before 1975Local Authority and sheltered housing Forres MorayshireScotland 
Item 22 of 56Before 1975Local Authority and sheltered housing Elgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 23 of 56Before 1975Luxury flats  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 56Before 1975Napier Technical College  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 25 of 56Before 1975Peebles High SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandRehabilitation and games hall
Item 26 of 56Before 1975Primary schoolNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 27 of 56Before 1975Private houses for L HartEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 56Before 1975Private houses for P G SmithAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 29 of 56Before 1975Telford College  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 30 of 561976Lanthorn Community CentreDedridge, Livingston West LothianScotland 
Item 31 of 56c. 1979Culloden HouseCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 32 of 56Early 1970s619 houses for SSHA, New Farm LochKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 33 of 56Early 1970sAlbert Secondary SchoolSpringburn Glasgow  
Item 34 of 56Early 1970sBurgh extensions including housing, shops and recreation facilitiesWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 35 of 56Early 1970sCameron Iron WorksLeeds YorkshireEnglandFactory and office extension
Item 36 of 56Early 1970sChildren's home for Aberlour TrustStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 37 of 56Early 1970sChildren's home for Aberlour Trust  DundeeScotland 
Item 38 of 56Early 1970sChildren's home for Lothian Homes TrustHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 39 of 56Early 1970sChildren's Home for the Aberlour TrustHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 40 of 56Early 1970sChildren's Home for the Aberlour TrustPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 41 of 56Early 1970sLuxury flats, BarchapelPatterton RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 42 of 56Early 1970sPriorsford Primary SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 43 of 56Early 1970sWRA research laboratoryGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 44 of 56Before 1981Finance Offices for Sheltland Islands CouncilLerwickMainlandSheltlandScotland 
Item 45 of 56Before 1981Housing for Hanover Housing AssociationFalkirk West LothianScotland 
Item 46 of 56Before 1981Housing for Hanover Housing AssociationBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 47 of 56Before 1981Housing modernisationPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 48 of 56Before 1981Pick-n-Save SupermarketStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 49 of 56Before 1981Pick-n-Save SupermarketAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 50 of 56Before 1981Sheltered housing for Hanover Housing Association  AberdeenScotland 
Item 51 of 56Before 1981Sheltered housing for Hanover Housing AssociationStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 52 of 56Before 1981Wils Ness Terminal Building, Fire Station, Meterological Offices and VCR Building Sumburgh AirportMainlandSheltlandScotland 
Item 53 of 56Before 1981Workshops for Shetland Islands CouncilBattasound ShetlandScotland 
Item 54 of 561984International Baptist ChurchBieldside AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 561985Airlie Gardens HousingBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 56 of 561985Doune Court HousingMacduff BanffshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, 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 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979RIBA Directory of Practices 1979   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership