Basic Biographical Details

Name: Sidney Thomas Gynn (erroneously found as Glynn)
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 July 1924
Died: 16 February 1981
Bio Notes: Sidney Thomas Gynn was born on 7 July 1924, the son of Sidney Thomas Gynn, a builder's labourer, and his wife Beatrice Daisy Beck. He was elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1961 and in that same year took a post as senior assistant with Lancelot Ross & Lindsay. In 1964 he moved to a similar post with Boswell Mitchell & Johnston but remained with the practice only until 1965. In 1966 he set up busness on his own account at 312 West Princes Street, Glasgow. He would appear to have inherited from Lancelot Ross rthe business of Yarrow, the shipbuilders. Initially he practised on his own as Sidney T Gynn but in 1967 George Campbell Duff joined him in partnership. He was elected FRIBA in 1968, his proposers being Frank Campbell, Ninian Johnston and Robert Scott Noble. The practice in its early stages mainly designed industrial and commercial buildings. They were architects to the Salvation Army in the Glasgow area and in the late 1960s undertook fire precaution work alongside designing and constructing some of their new buildings.

Gynn was killed in a traffic accident on the Glasgow-Stirling Motorway near Dennyloanhead on 16 February 1981. He was survived by his widow Margaret Flora McDonald.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Corrienessan Cottage, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate c. 1981 
Item 2 of 4312, West Princes Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1961 *After 1968 
Item 3 of 43, Woodside Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1968 *1979 
Item 4 of 42, Lynedoch Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1975 When Harvey & Scott Gynn & Duff merged

* 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 6Harvey Scott & Partners  Partner 
Item 2 of 6Launcelot H Ross & Lindsay19611964Second Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Boswell, Mitchell & Johnston19641965Second Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Sidney T Gynn (erroneously Glynn) and G Campbell Duff1967 Partner 
Item 5 of 6Sidney T Gynn (erroneously Glynn) and G Campbell Duff1967 Partner 
Item 6 of 6Harvey & Scott Gynn & Duff1975 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frank Campbell17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Ninian Rutherford Jamieson Johnston17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Robert Scott Noble17 July 1968For Fellowship

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 161966Dalmuir and Braidfield SchoolClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 2 of 161966Polnoon Housing EstateEaglesham RenfrewshireScotlandInitial designs by Gynn on his own
Item 3 of 161966Premises of Messrs Yarrow, shipbuildersScotstoun GlasgowScotlandMain office block added - 0.75 million
Item 4 of 161967Polnoon Housing EstateEaglesham RenfrewshireScotlandContinued project in partnership with with George Campbell Duff.
Item 5 of 161967Premises of Messrs Yarrow, shipbuildersScotstoun GlasgowScotlandCovered shipbuilding berths and technical office block added
Item 6 of 161968Hostels and Goodwill Centre for Salvation Army  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 161968Offices of John Brown Engineering LtdClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandConversions
Item 8 of 161968Salvation Army maternity home  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 16c. 1968Shipbuilding complex     
Item 10 of 161969Factory and offices for Monteith Building Services  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 161969Private houses in the Glasgow area  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 161969Speculative housingIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 161971Heatovent Electric Ltd Factory  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding
Item 14 of 16c. 1971Training Centre for Yarrow & Co.  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 161972Kelvinside Housing Estate  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 161972Salvation Army Headquarters  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Sidney T Gynn: F no6187 (Combined Box 124)