Basic Biographical Details

Name: Glen Lorimer Pride
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 June 1927
Died: 10 January 2021
Bio Notes: Glen Lorimer Pride was born at the Scores Nursing Home, St Andrews, on 19 June 1927, the son of Frank Pride, architect, and his wife Patricia Isabella Cameron Lorimer. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1951. He studied for the degree of BSc at the University of St Andrews and for the diploma in architecture in Dundee. He became a partner in Walker & Pride in 1953 and that same year was called up for National Service and served with the Royal Engineers, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was therefore not actively employed until 1955. He was elected ARIBA in 1954 and FRIBA in 1968.

His fatherís practice was a busy one employing a staff of twelve. It undertook a wide range of projects including industrial, residential and educational and commercial subjects as well as large scale conversions (up to a cost of £15,000). They undertook projects throughout Fife, Perthshire and Angus and further afield in Scotland. Clients of the practice included the Ministry of Works, local authorities and the University Court.

At the time of his election to FRIBA in 1968, proposed by Frank Pride, Ian Stout and Arthur Frederick Stevenson Wright, Glen Pride dealt with all aspects an architectís life from the elementary beginnings to meeting with clients, design, preparation of drawings and specifications, handling contractors and supervising work.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Grayarl, Kinnessburn Road, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandPrivatec. 1953  
Item 2 of 3Mercat House/1, Church Street, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1957 *After 1996 
Item 3 of 395, Hepburn Gardens, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1968 *  

* 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 1Walker & PrideBefore 1976 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 471955Baker Lane housingSt Andrews FifeScotlandRedevelopment
Item 2 of 47195646, 48, 50 North StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 3 of 471956Adamson HospitalCupar FifeScotlandNew 8-bed ward
Item 4 of 471956House for the Misses HendersonWormit FifeScotland 
Item 5 of 471956SwallowgaitSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 6 of 471958House for W H CraigClattohill, Blebo FifeScotlandInitial house
Item 7 of 47After 1958Bell- Pettigrew MuseumSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 8 of 47After 1958Bute Medical BuildingSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 9 of 47After 1958House for W H CraigClattohill, Blebo FifeScotlandAdditions including cottage
Item 10 of 47After 1958University of St Andrews, St Mary's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 11 of 471959House for G L PrideSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 471960House for Dr Douglas McIntoshKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 471960KenlygreenSt Andrews (near) FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 14 of 471962Seaquoin for Provost A W ScottElie FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 471964St Leonard's Church and manseSt Andrews FifeScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 16 of 471966Woodmarsh for Dr Frame FlintKinnesswood FifeScotland 
Item 17 of 471967Farmhouse, Newton of KingsdaleBalbirnie FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 471969Abbotshall ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 19 of 471969RuffletsSt Andrews FifeScotlandHouse added in grounds
Item 20 of 471969St Andrews Town HallSt Andrews FifeScotlandReconstruction
Item 21 of 471969University of S Andrews, Biochemistry BuildingSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 22 of 471969University of St Andrews, Life Sciences buildingSt Andrews Fife  
Item 23 of 471969Youth CentreSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 471970sUniversity of St Andrews, St Mary's CollegeSt Andrews FifeScotlandAddition of mansard roof to accommodate Psychology Department
Item 25 of 471970Sheltered housing, KirkhillSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 26 of 471976Dwelling house, South StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandRefurbishment
Item 27 of 47Before 1981Alliance Building Society officeSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 28 of 47Before 1981Balmain FarmhouseLeven FifeScotland 
Item 29 of 47Before 1981Central garageSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 47Before 1981Director's residence for Low & Bonar  DundeeScotland 
Item 31 of 47Before 1981FlatsSt Andrews FifeScotlandSubdivision
Item 32 of 47Before 1981FlatsSt Andrews FifeScotlandSubdivision
Item 33 of 47Before 1981FlatsSt Andrews FifeScotlandSubdivision
Item 34 of 47Before 1981Gibson HospitalSt Andrews FifeScotlandAlterations and additions?
Item 35 of 47Before 1981Housing, Fisherman's CourtCellardyke FifeScotland 
Item 36 of 47Before 1981Kilconquhar ManseKilconquhar FifeScotland 
Item 37 of 47Before 1981Office for Central MotorsSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 38 of 47Before 1981Pagan Osborne & Grace officeSt Andrews FifeScotlandAlterations?
Item 39 of 47Before 1981Pagan Osborne & Grace officeCupar FifeScotland 
Item 40 of 47Before 1981Pagan Osborne & Grace officeAnstruther FifeScotlandAlterations?
Item 41 of 47Before 1981Private housing, BroomfauldsSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 42 of 47Before 1981Private housing, Regal siteAnstruther FifeScotland 
Item 43 of 47Before 1981Restaurant and shop for Mr PalompoSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 44 of 47Before 1981Rusack's HotelSt Andrews FifeScotlandModernisation
Item 45 of 47Before 1981West Port GarageSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 46 of 47198272 North StreetSt Andrews FifeScotlandRefurbishment and conversion to dental surgery.
Item 47 of 471982Block of buildings, Market StreetSt Andrews FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p132
Item 2 of 8RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 8RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 8RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 5 of 8RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1971RIBA Directory 1971   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1986RIBA Directory of Members 1986   
Item 8 of 8RIBA1996Directory of Members 1996   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no6515 (Combined Box 144)