Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Harvey Alex Scott & Associates
Designation: Architectural practice
Bio Notes: David Harvey was born on 6 July 1908. He was educated at Daniel Stewart's and was articled to Thomas Forbes Maclennan of Henry & Maclennan, Edinburgh, in 1925, studying at Edinburgh College of Art. He undertook a number of study trips, including a week at Durham Cathedral in 1930 and a month visiting modern buildings in Amsterdam in 1931. In the following year he gained his diploma, passing the RIBA Professional Practice exam later that year. He became a student member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in the same year and was admitted ARIBA early the next, his proposers being Maclennan, John Begg and James Alexander Arnott. He then joined the office of T P Marwick & Son where he and Philip McManus designed a number of remarkable modern buildings under the supervision of Thomas Waller Marwick: these led to a major role in the Glasgow Empire Exhibition of 1938.

By 1939 Harvey seems to have moved to Cornwall but either during or just after the Second World War he joined the staff of the Scottish Office. In the 1950s he left to found the very successful partnership of D Harvey & A Scott (later David Harvey, Alex Scott & Associates), based at 2 Lynedoch Place, Glasgow.

In his later years Harvey lived in Lanark Road, Edinburgh. He died on 10 June 1975. After his death Harvey Scott & Partners became Harvey Scott Gynn & Duff, and later simply Gynn & Duff.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 12, Lyndedoch Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   

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 2David Harvey1970 * Partner 
Item 2 of 2Alfred ('Alf') William Cooper1979 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 71962Primary School, Balmuildy RoadBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 71966Linlithgow Academy, BraeheadBraehead, Linlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 71966Secondary SchoolPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 4 of 71967Cathcart House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 71967Clydebank Secondary SchoolClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 71967University of Glasgow, Adam Smith building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 71968Glasgow Unversity, Social Science buildingHillhead GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building8 September 1967  p172