Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry ('Harry') McFarlane Bunch
Designation: Architect
Born: August 1927
Died: 1 November 2010
Bio Notes: Hentry McFarlane Bunch, always known as Harry, was born in August 1927. He began to study architecture at Edinburgh College of Art but left before completing the course, choosing instead to take up a place in the office of his good friend, the conservation architect Robert Hurd. He stayed with Robert Hurd & Partners after Hurd's death in 1963, and was a partner by the 1970s, remaining with the same practice after its amalgamation with that of L A Rolland & Partners as The Hurd Rolland Partnership in 1988.

Outgoing and yet self-effacing, his affable nature enabled him to build strong relationships with colleagues and associates, and helped his efforts at persuading developers of the value of conservation. He had an ability to visualise opportunities and produce sketches at remarkable speed.

On 10 November 1992 (possibly the day before his retirement) he was elected Affiliate of the EAA in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the art of architecture, the first affiliate to be elected to the EAA since the war.

His last years were spent with his wife May in the Algarve, Portugal, where he died on 1 November 2010.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 234, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960 *After 1965 
Item 2 of 213, Manor Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970s *  

* 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 2Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)1970s1988Partner 
Item 2 of 2The Hurd Rolland Partnership1988 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 45Late 1870s40 houses for Burgh of BiggarBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 45197012 Charlotte Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Job architect and partner in charge.
Item 3 of 45197048 Queen Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 4 of 451972135 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Job architect and partner in charge.
Item 5 of 451972King's WarkLeith EdinburghScotlandRestoration.
Item 6 of 45197323-24 Fettes Row  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 7 of 451973DuncanslandStockbridge EdinburghScotlandRestoration, conversion to flats and restaurant. Partner in charge and job architect
Item 8 of 451974Britannic Assurance Company, 127-129 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration - partner in charge
Item 9 of 451974Fettes Row  EdinburghScotlandW pavilion refaced
Item 10 of 451974Stockbridge House Day CentreStockbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 45c. 19741, 2 MidshoreSt Monans FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 12 of 451975Bank of Scotland, New Town Branch  EdinburghScotlandInterior decoration and expansion of space to include adjacent properties. Restoration of bank and development of offices.
Item 13 of 451975Clarence Street corner block  EdinburghScotlandRestoration.
Item 14 of 451975Royal Exchange Square, North side  GlasgowScotlandRestoration. Job architect and partner in charge.
Item 15 of 451975Royal Exchange Square, south side  GlasgowScotlandRestoration. Job architect and partner.
Item 16 of 45c. 1975Dalry House  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 17 of 45c. 1975Lamb's HouseLeith EdinburghScotlandReconstruction for Old People's Welfare Council
Item 18 of 451976105 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Job architect and partner in charge.
Item 19 of 45197632 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge.
Item 20 of 451976Ardvasor, InnSleatSkyeInverness-shireScotlandExtension
Item 21 of 451976Buildings, 1-8 Baxter's Place and Greenside Lane  EdinburghScotlandRestoration and office development 1-3 Baxter's Place.
Item 22 of 451978Dowell's Rooms  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge.
Item 23 of 451978Gleneagles HouseAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandRestoration and alterations. Job architect and partner.
Item 24 of 451978Ladies Caledonian Club, Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandRestoration: Partner in charge and job architect
Item 25 of 451978Newington and St Leonard's ChurchNewington EdinburghScotlandPartner and job architect. Conversion to concert venue
Item 26 of 451978Stevenson House  EdinburghScotlandRestoration to original buildings. Partner and job architect.
Item 27 of 45197916-18 Calton Hill and end house  EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 45197991-93 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge.
Item 29 of 451979Cramond TowerCramond EdinburghScotlandRestoration and conversion to house.
Item 30 of 451979Dalzell HouseMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandWorks to save fabric. Partner and job architect.
Item 31 of 451979Insurance Company of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge.
Item 32 of 45198046 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandRestoration of 46. Partner in charge.
Item 33 of 45198093 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration of lower section and removal of MacNaughtan's portico.
Item 34 of 451980Gladstone's Land  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations for shop and museum facilities. Job architect and partner in charge.
Item 35 of 451980Preston Mill and DoocotEast Linton East LothianScotlandRepairs. Job architect and partner
Item 36 of 451980Provan HallEasterhouse GlasgowScotlandRestoration. Job architect and partner.
Item 37 of 45c. 1980Kinnettles  AngusScotlandRestoration
Item 38 of 451981College of Domestic Science  EdinburghScotlandRestoration and reconstruction. Partner in charge.
Item 39 of 451981Malta Green HouseStockbridge Edinburgh Restoration and new housing grouped around house.
Item 40 of 45Before 1981Anstruther Easter Town HallAnstruther Easter FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 41 of 45Before 1981Pittenweem Town HallPittenweem FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 42 of 45Before 1981Town HouseAuchtermuchty FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 43 of 451982Edinburgh Life Assurance Company  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge
Item 44 of 451985Veitch's Hotel, 120-124 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge.
Item 45 of 45c. 1985Wine Company Premises, 14 George Street  EdinburghScotlandRestoration. Partner in charge.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p54
Item 2 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly2010WinterRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.96: obituary