Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bernard Laurie Matthew
Born: 7 August 1925
Died: 4 November 2004
Bio Notes: Bernard Laurie Matthew was born on 7 August 1925, the son of Thomas Matthew, coal merchant and his wife ___Ebbs. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 1951. He was admitted ARIBA in 1952 and FRIAS in 1964. H H Haswell Smith joined him in partnership some time before 1965. This was dissolved in the early 1970s. By 1970 he was practising as Matthew Smith & Partners from the Queen Street address. By 1987 the practice name was Matthew Hamilton & McLean Architects in partnership with William Clive Braid Hamilton and Alexander Hall Maclean.

Matthew died at his home in Edinburgh on 4 November 2004. His wife, Beatrice Mary Beveridge, had predeceased him but he was survived by a son who lived in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 422, Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 2 of 48, St Colme Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1958 *1959 
Item 3 of 415, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19641965 
Item 4 of 419, Albany Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1979  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Matthew, Smith & Partners Early 1970sPartner 
Item 2 of 3Matthew & Haswell-SmithMid 1960s Partner 
Item 3 of 3Matthew, Hamilton & Maclean19722004Senior Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 501960Department Store for the Dunfermline Co-operative SocietyDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 501960Salvation Army Meeting Halls  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 501961Commercial premises for Dunfermline Co-operative SocietyRosyth FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 501961Commercial premises for Dunfermline Co-operative SocietyCrossford FifeScotland 
Item 5 of 501961Housing, Parkgrove Gardens  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotland 
Item 6 of 501961Oak Hall Restaurant  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 501961Offices and laboratory for United GlassPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 501961Salvation Army HallsGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 501963AshbrookWardie EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 501963Pentland Youth & Community Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 501964152 houses for F Ford LtdLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 501964Fox Covert HotelClermiston EdinburghScotlandRedevelopment of hotel
Item 13 of 501964Hostel for the Scottish Epilepsy Association  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 501964Restaurant, The ShoreLeith Edinburgh Scotland 
Item 15 of 501964Restaurants for Crawfords  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 501965Fernie Castle  FifeScotlandRenovation and conservation
Item 17 of 501965Oxgangs Community CentreFairmilehead EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 501965Oxgangs Community CentreFairmilehead EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 50196620 custom built Norwegian log houses and hotel, Glen DerbyKirkmichael PerthScotland 
Item 20 of 501966Dechmont Infant SchoolBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 21 of 501966Department Store for Dunfermline Co-operative SocietyDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 22 of 501966Maternity Unit for Salvation Army  EdinbughScotland 
Item 23 of 501966Redevelopment plan and 196 housesFauldhouse West LothianScotland 
Item 24 of 501967108 houses for West Lothian County Council  West LothianScotland 
Item 25 of 501967Factory for Newton Manufacturing CompanyEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 501967Log housing for Forestry Commission   Scotland 
Item 27 of 501967Royal Blind Asylum  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 28 of 501967Uniroyal factoryNewbridge West LothianScotlandAddition of computer suite and offices etc
Item 29 of 501968Advance FactoryWestrigg West LothianScotland 
Item 30 of 501968Advance FactoryFauldhouse West LothianScotland 
Item 31 of 501968Torphichen Community CentreTorphichen West LothianScotland 
Item 32 of 501969Croftmalloch Primary SchoolWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 33 of 501969Housing Development, Mortonhall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 34 of 501969Salvation Army HallBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 35 of 501969Salvation Army HallFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 36 of 501969Salvation Army HallStenhousemuir West LothianScotland 
Item 37 of 501969Salvation Army Meeting HallTranent East LothianScotland 
Item 38 of 501970Housing for Lochgelly Burgh CouncilLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 39 of 501970Mortonhall House and stables  EdinburghScotlandConversion of stables
Item 40 of 501970Redevelopment of TownhillDunfermline FifeScotlandRedevelopment
Item 41 of 50197114-16 York Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 501971HousingPrestonpans East LothianScotland 
Item 43 of 501971Housing, Tannage BraeKirriemuir AngusScotland 
Item 44 of 501971Island site building and mercat crossInverkeithing FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 45 of 501971Sheltered housingDuns BerwickshireScotland 
Item 46 of 501971Sheltered housingKirriemuir AngusScotland 
Item 47 of 501971Sheltered HousingMonifieth AngusScotland 
Item 48 of 501971The Den Linear ParkKirriemuir AngusScotlandLayout
Item 49 of 501971Warehouse, Jamaica Street  EdinburghScotlandConversion to offices
Item 50 of 501972Office block  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 6RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2004v16, no5 Christmas 2004

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership