Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stuart Moore Wallace
Designation: Architect
Born: 6 October 1930(?)
Died: 4 June 2012
Bio Notes: Stuart Moore Wallace was born in Clarkston on 6 October 1930, (birth date to be checked) the son of James Barr Wallace, chartered accountant, and his wife Jeannie Moore who had married in Glasgow in 1915. He attended Eastwood School where his talent for art led him to consider a career in architecture. He initially studied part-time at the School of Architecture, Glasgow College of Art while at the same time working as an apprentice in the practice Boswell Mitchell & Johnston. He transferred to full time study at the Royal College and graduated in 1955 or 1956 winning both the Gold Medal and the Bellahouston Scholarship which enabled him to travel through Italy. This gave him a life-long love of the country, in particular of Venice. He was president of the Architecture Club in his final year of study. He was admitted ARIBA in 1955. On 2 April 1955 he married Audrey A S Meikle, a stenographer, but whose father was a structural engineer, in Clarkston. He was admitted ARIAS in 1957.

In 1960 he joined the young practice of T M Miller & Partners and the following year, 1961, he became a partner. They were soon joined by Robert Burnett. Through the 1960s, the practice flourished and in due course employed fifty staff.

After Tom Miller’s early death in 1983, Wallace became senior partner, continuing in this role until he retired in 1993. He was responsible for the design of a series of hotels and leisure facilities for Sir Reo Stakis and formed a friendship with him. He designed a house for Stakis in Dunblane. Other significant clients were the Abbey National, Scottish Brewers, John Dickie and the Royal Bank. Wallace was also responsible for a number of stadia including that for Clarkston RFC and a re-design of Ibrox. This enabled the practice to establish itself as a leading specialist in the field.

Wallace was a visiting assessor and professional examiner at Strathclyde University. He was President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1990.

Outwith his work, Wallace was a keen sportsman, particularly rugby. Initially he played himself but latterly he served as President of Clarkston Rugby Club. He was chairman of the SRU’s Visitor Centre Steering Group and Eastwood District’s Sports Advisory Council. He was a good after-dinner speaker and an active member of the Bridgeton Burns Club, serving in various roles between 1965 and 2012. He was also involved in ‘Ye Cronies’ and the Rhuallan Probus Club.

As a person he was a good organiser and committed totally to anything in which he was involved. He had a friendly demeanour and a dry sense of humour.

He died on 4 June 2012. He had been predeceased by his wife but is survived by his two daughters and his son and grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3186, Eastwoodmains Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1930After 1957Was born in this house.
Item 2 of 314, Linwood Avenue, Clarkston, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1960 *After 1965 
Item 3 of 319, Royal Crescent, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1970After 1987 

* 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 3Boswell, Mitchell & JohnstonEarly 1950s Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3T M Miller & Partners1960 * Architect 
Item 3 of 3T M Miller & Partners19611993Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 111968Flats, Fairfield RoadAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 111970s(?)Dunkeld House  PerthshireScotlandRefurbishment
Item 3 of 111970Upper City MillsPerth PerthshireScotlandConversion to hotel
Item 4 of 111976Bothwell Chambers  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 5 of 111978Ibrox Park football stadium  GlasgowScotlandRebuilt in an innovative oval form.
Item 6 of 111978Stadium for Clarkston RFCClarkston GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 11After 1978Grosvenor and Botanic Gardens Hotels, Great Western Road  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction of Grosvenor Hotel after fire.
Item 8 of 111980sHouse for Reo StakisDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 111988Maybury Roadhouse  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment
Item 10 of 11Early 1990sMurrayfield Stadium  EdinburghScotlandRenovation
Item 11 of 11Early 1990sNew Den Stadium for Millwall FCBermondsey LondonEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly201211Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Autumn

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3GROSRecords of Marriages  
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership