Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Thomas Lawrie Nisbet
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Alexander Thomas Lawrie Nisbet known as Lawrie was a student member of the RIBA from 1952. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 1953. He remained at the College for a further period and graduated with a diploma in Town Planning. He was in practice in Pencaitland, East Lothian in the 1970s. He worked in association with Robert Smart. He also taught town planning at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1981 he worked in association with The Edinburgh Consortium. In 1986 he is listed as UN Urban Design Consultant at which time he was living in Pencaitland, East Lothian and practising from home as 'Lawrie Nisbet'. He was still UN Urban Design Consultant in 1996.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Nelson Villa, Dunbar, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 2 of 6Red Row Cottages, Currie, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1957After 1960 
Item 3 of 6Haveralwood, Wadingburn, Lasswade, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1964  
Item 4 of 6Mount Lothian, Eskbank, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1971After 1979 
Item 5 of 6The Beeches, Spilmersford Bridge, Pencaitland, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1980s  
Item 6 of 6The Manor House, Belhaven, Dunbar, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1996  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Ronald McDonald Malcolm1963 Senior Architect 

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 61963Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Department of Haematology and operating theatres  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 61963Housing  East LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 61973West Saltoun Barley MillWest Saltoun East LothianScotlandConversion into dwelling house
Item 4 of 6c. 1973Bank houseHaddington East LothianScotlandSubdivision into 2 dwellings.
Item 5 of 6c. 1974Rope FactoryCromarty Ross and CromartyScotlandConversion of rope factory into restaurant, bar and functions suite.
Item 6 of 61976George Watson's Hospital  EdinburghScotlandConversion of offices to medical photographic department.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 11Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p89
Item 2 of 11Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 3 of 11RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 11RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 11RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 6 of 11RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 7 of 11RIBA1971RIBA Directory 1971   
Item 8 of 11RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 9 of 11RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 10 of 11RIBA1986RIBA Directory of Members 1986   
Item 11 of 11RIBA1996Directory of Members 1996   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard