Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Roy Stewart Milne |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||17 December 1948 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Roy Stewart Milne was born on 17 December 1948 in Ormiston, East Lothian, the son of John Milne (always known as Ian), consultant physician, and his wife, Elza. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, graduating B.Arch (Hons). |
He married Eleanor Olson Matheson in March 1971. In October 1972 he emigrated to New Zealand shortly after graduation and joined the practice of Gillman Garry Clapp and Sayers, architects and engineers. The following year he moved to a post with the New Zealand Government Ministry of Works. He designed various new private houses in Hamilton, New Zealand between 1972 and 1976 and one for his own use built by himself and his wife which was completed in 1975.
He returned to Scotland in early 1977 and commenced work with Desmond Hodges at the New Town Conservation Committee as part of the five-person team researching and writing “The Care and Conservation of Georgian Houses” (which was first published by Paul Harris in 1978 and went on to four editions and numerous reprints published by The Architectural Press and then Butterworth).
Milne was elected an Associate of RIAS in September 1983, an Associate of the RIBA in 1990 and a Fellow of the RIAS in September 1992.
He joined Michael Laird & Partners in June 1977 becoming a partner in 1989 and a director and company secretary of the new limited company Michael Laird Architects in 2003. He retired from practice in June 2009.
Milne and his wife have two sons, Hamish and Peter.
Outwith his professional life Milne is interested in refurbishing houses, bee-keeping, planting and maintaining hedges and trees and his grandchildren.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|Michael Laird & Partners||1977||2009||Architect|| |
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Allen, Nic (ed.)|| ||Scottish Architects in Conservation|| || ||p63|
|RIBA||1994||A Directory of RIBA Members|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of James Latimer||Interview of James Latimer by Jessica Taylor, 5 March 2009|| || |
|Courtesy of Roy S Milne||Information sent to Dictionary|| ||Sent July 2015|