Basic Biographical Details

Name: Scott, Brownrigg & Turner
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1963
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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 122, Woodside Terrace, 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 14Newman George Effingham TurnerBefore 1960After 1975Partner 
Item 2 of 14James Houston Fisher1963 Architect 
Item 3 of 14Richard Lionel Martin19631986 including 3 years in Glasgow office
Item 4 of 14Robert Duncan ScottBefore 1963 Partner 
Item 5 of 14John Edward Annesley BrownriggBefore 1963After 1975Partner 
Item 6 of 14James Houston Fisher1968 Partner 
Item 7 of 14John HolmesBefore 1970 Architect 
Item 8 of 14Kenneth Ernest Gilham1975 * Partner 
Item 9 of 14Stephen Cruickshank1975 Partner 
Item 10 of 14Frank Clifford Jepson1975 * Partner 
Item 11 of 14Hugh Edward Fisher1979 * ArchitectNot listed as a partner in 1981.
Item 12 of 14David Robertson Collin1980 Senior Architect 
Item 13 of 14Thomas David Stark1984 Architect 
Item 14 of 14James Houston Fisher1987 Senior Partner 

* 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 391964Industrialised housing for Atholl Houses Ltd  GlasgowScotlandActed as consultants to Atholl Housing Ltd
Item 2 of 391968Precision instrument factory for the Rank Organisation LtdKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 3 of 391968Shopping CentreInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 4 of 391969Shops and offices for the Norwich UnionInverness Inverness-shireScotlandRedevelopment
Item 5 of 391970Factory for Jeyes GroupEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 391970Flats, car park and stores, Byres Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 391971Commodore Hotel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 391971Golf ClubRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 391971Shops for Ravenstone Securities  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 391975Fuel terminal for Shell-Mex and BPOld Kilpatrick DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 11 of 391975Fuel terminal for Shell-Mex and BP  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 391975Fuel terminal for Shell-Mex and BPGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 39197759 houses for City of Glasgow  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 391977Finlay House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 391977Royal Bank of Scotland branches  GlasgowScotlandExtension and refurbishment
Item 16 of 39c. 1977Royal Bank of ScotlandLenzie DunbartonshireScotlandExtension and refurbishment
Item 17 of 39c. 1977Royal Bank of ScotlandHardgate KirkcudbrightshireScotlandExtension and refurbishment
Item 18 of 391979Branch office for the Royal Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 391979Industrial units at A8 trading estate  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 391979Office and shop development for Ravenstone SecuritiesRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 21 of 391979Office development for Graham House Investments LtdFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 22 of 391979Office development for Municipal Mutual Insurance Company  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 391979Offices for Rowntree Mackintosh Pension Trust  GlasgowScotlandRefurbishment
Item 24 of 391979Waring & Gillow building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 391980Edinburgh Life Assurance Company  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding behind facade.
Item 26 of 39After 1980McLellan Art Gallery and warehouse  GlasgowScotlandOr Keppie?
Item 27 of 39After 1980Offices for Sun Alliance  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 39After 1980Spectrum HouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandOr perhaps Keppie?
Item 29 of 3919815-17 High Street Renfrew Renfrewshire  
Item 30 of 391981Office, West Nile Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 39c. 1982Offices, St Vincent Street  Glasgow  
Item 32 of 391983Coats Viyella Building, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 391984Retail development, Argyle Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 391986Buildings in Argyle Street, at junction with Trongate and Stockwell Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 391986Parkhead Forge Shopping CentreParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 391987F & J Smith Furniture Warehouse  GlasgowScotlandInterior burnt out in 1987 and replaced with shops round atrium and offices
Item 37 of 391987Houses, 237-241 West George Street  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction of original terrace.
Item 38 of 391987Sun Life Insurance Office  GlasgowScotlandRecladding
Item 39 of 391988Loreburne Centre shopping developmentDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p96