Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Maxwell Gray
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 August 1933
Bio Notes: Thomas Maxwell Gray was born on 23 August 1933 and attended the Glasgow School of Art at the same time as Andrew Merrylees. He was a bronze medallist in 1954, and received his diploma of Architecture in 1956. He worked in Edinburgh for Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson from 1964 to 1968, and by 1975 had founded his own practice, T M Gray & Associates. He entered into partnership with Alan S Marshall before 1981, the practice title changing to Gray, Marshall & Associates in 1986. As of 2011 this firm is still in operation, specialising in conservation/conversion.

Gray's architecture is inspired by the work of Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen (particularly the latter's St Catherine's College, Oxford) and the discipline of the grid.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 365, Cramond Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 2 of 34A, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1980 *After 1984 
Item 3 of 319, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1994 *  

* 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 3Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson1964c. 1968Architect 
Item 2 of 3T M Gray & AssociatesBefore 19751986Partner 
Item 3 of 3Gray, Marshall & Associates1986 Partner 

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 151964University of Glasgow, Department of Genetics  GlasgowScotlandIn office of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson.
Item 2 of 151966Western General Hospital, laundry and boiler house  EdinburghScotlandIn office of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson.
Item 3 of 15197365 Norwegian building set housesCove Bay KincardineshireScotland 
Item 4 of 151973Farmhouse and barnCoupar Angus PerthshireScotlandRenovations
Item 5 of 151973Split level housesBlackford Hill Edinburgh Scotland 
Item 6 of 151974Christian Salvesen Factory  EdinburghScotlandExtensions and feasibility study
Item 7 of 151974Christian Salvesen Factory  DundeeScotlandExtensions and feasibility study
Item 8 of 15197519-20 Drummond Place  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 9 of 15Before 1975Hotel  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 10 of 151978Block of buildings, Lister site  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 11 of 151979Workmen's houses, West PortOld Town EdinburghScotlandConservation
Item 12 of 1519807-10A Dean Terrace  EdinburghScotlandRepairs
Item 13 of 151984Housing, High Green siteDean Village EdinburghScotlandSite to be developed
Item 14 of 151986Capercaillie RestaurantKillin PerthshireScotlandCottage reconstructed with glazed pavilion to river
Item 15 of 151994(?)Royal Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p41
Item 2 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010)