Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Scott, Brownrigg & Turner |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||Before 1963 |
|Ended: || |
|Bio Notes: ||The head office of Scott Brownrigg & Turner was in Guildford in Surrey and later in London, and there was a branch office in Glasgow. Only the first three partners are at present listed separately. It later expanded into Glasgow and overseas. |
James H. Fisher joined the practice in England in 1963, becoming a partner in1968. When the firm decided to open a Glasgow office later in 1968, J.H.F. was the only partner interested in moving to Scotland. The office he opened was small, but soon developed an excellent reputation among shrewd commercial clients, who appreciated J.H.F.’s intellect, practicality and ability to produce soundly thought-out buildings, on time and within budget. Each member of the technical staff was encouraged to run his or her own projects, largely unaided apart from careful monitoring by J.H.F.
In 1980, the firm employed around 15 people, but handled a very large percentage of Glasgow’s commercial work. It was well-respected and profitable, thanks to the skills and personality of J.H.F, aided by his carefully chosen staff.
The Partners were J.A. Brownrigg, N.G.E. Turner, S. Cruickshank, F.C. Jepson, K. E. Gilham, F. P. Black, J. Holmes and J. H. Fisher. Consultants were A. H. Brown and P. E. Moloney. Only J. H. Fisher was based in Glasgow.
At some date prior to 1980, Gary R. Rank became an associate in the Glasgow office and in 1985, David R. Collin joined him in that role.
In 1989, J.H.F. went on a British Council tour of American Shopping Centres, in the course of which he met Peter N. Scott of Keppie Henderson. A merger between the two firms followed swiftly.
The Directors of Keppie Henderson at that time were Peter N. Scott, Mathew Neilson, Stanley J. Carrie, David P. Neill and Ronald A. Kennedy (Accountant).
Associates were James I. Barr, Colin M. Carrie and John R. W. Miller.
The Partners in S.B.T. at that time were J. Holmes, F.P. Black, J. H. Fisher, A. H. Brown, P. E. Moloney, M. J. Kellard, C. J. Blow, K. R. Wood, Ann Gibson. S. Marriott, and N. T. Reynolds (Only J. H. Fisher was based in Glasgow).
Associates based in Glasgow were Gary R. Rank and David R. Collin.
The new merged practice was named S.B.T. Keppie, and was a limited company owned by the S.B.T. Partnership. On or shortly after its formation, T. David Stark joined the five other former associates who all became associate directors. Both practices continued to operate from their respective offices until work was completed in their new combined headquarters at 160 West Regent Street in the former John Ross Memorial Institute church and offices (SBT Glasgow had already planned to move to the church, but the merger generated the need for additional space so the former offices were also taken over to house the entire new Scottish practice). In May of 1990, David R Collin became a Director of SBT Keppie. Later the same year T. David Stark, John R.W. Miller and Gary Rank became Senior Associate Directors, and William E. Rodger, David H. Roulston, Peter Sassoon and Douglas Nicol became Associate Directors. Sadly, James H. Fisher, who masterminded the concept of the merged firm died on 9th December 1990.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|22, Woodside Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland||Business|| || || |
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architectural practice:|
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|Walker, Frank Arneil||1986||South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew|| || ||p96|