Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert B Rankin & Associates
Designation: Architectural practice
Bio Notes: Robert Barr Rankin studied at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art and completed his training at the University of Strathclyde. He was admitted ARIBA in 1953 and set up in practice in Ayr at some point thereafter. Between 1962 and 1980 the practice had worked on 14 Baptist Churches. By 1970 the practice had a branch in Glasgow. By 1985 the practice employed 2 architects and 2 technicians.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 23, Cathcart Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1975  
Item 2 of 2180, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1975After 1981Glasgow branch office

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Barr Rankin1970 Partner 
Item 2 of 3James Muir Austin1970 Architect 
Item 3 of 3James Morris Kinnellc. 1979 Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 251961Scotts Shipyard, welfare block, offices and workshopsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 251965High and low rise housing, Slaemuir, Boglestone and Bay Area and central area redevelopmentPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 3 of 25Mid 1960s60 acres site with 800 houses, schools, church, shops etcPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotlandDrew up plans for layout. Appointed architect for housing and church. (see spearate entries).
Item 4 of 251970sCrosshill Primary SchoolMaybole  AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 251970sSt Francis RC ChurchPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 251970sWater Sports Centre for Kyle and Carrick District Council  AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 251970sWater Treatment Works for Ayr & Bute Water BoardLoch Spallander and Stewarton AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 251970132 housesHigh Carntyne GlasgowScotlandConstruction being supervised
Item 9 of 25197070 houses for the Burgh of TroonTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 251970ChurchWester Hailes EdinburghScotlandAt the design stage
Item 11 of 251970ChurchCastlemilk GlasgowScotlandAt the design stage
Item 12 of 25c. 1970Community Centre and libraryPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotlandPlans at the sketch stage
Item 13 of 25c. 1970HousingPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 14 of 251975County Police HeadquartersAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations and conversion to present use
Item 15 of 25Before 1975Leisure Centre and libraryCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 25Before 1975Leisure Centre and LibraryRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 17 of 25Before 1975Leisure Centre and Library for the Local AuthorityAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 18 of 251978Baptist Church  GlasgowScotlandRestoration and repair
Item 19 of 251979Baptist ChurchHillhead GlasgowScotlandStructural repairs.
Item 20 of 251979Villa, 12 Aytoun Road  GlasgowScotlandConversion of villa to Baptist Theological College and Baptist Union of Scotland
Item 21 of 25c. 1980Springburn Baptist ChurchSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 25Before 1981HousingMaybole AyrshireScotlandModernisation
Item 23 of 25Before 1981Shop for Foster BrothersAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 24 of 25Before 1981Shop for Foster BrothersDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 25 of 25Before 1981Shop for Foster Brothers  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p93
Item 2 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981