Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ian Alexander Sinclair
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Ian Alexander Sinclair was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1951. He was admitted ARIBA in 1966. By 1970 he had been taken into partnership in the Watson Salmond & Gray practice. However he emigrated to New Zealand in the 1970s and had a post with the Ministry of Works and Development in Wellington.

He is a different person from Ian Sinclair who worked for Hendry & Legge in the late 1970s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 471, Mossgiel Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1954 *After 1957 
Item 2 of 49, Merrycroft Avenue, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1959  
Item 3 of 4Netherton Cottage, Blanefield, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1966After 1970 
Item 4 of 47, Sherbrooke Avenue, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1972 *  

* 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 1Watson, Salmond & Gray1970 * Partner 

* 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 241960sBritish Linen BankAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 241960sBritish Linen BankPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 241960sBritish Linen BankMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 241960sBrodick CastleBrodickArranButeScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 241960sCaledonian Insurance Building  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? additions?
Item 6 of 241960sCaledonian Insurance Company Offices  LondonEngland 
Item 7 of 241960sCarntyne Industrial EstateCarntyne GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 241960sCooperage for Teachers (Distillers) Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 241960sCraigbank Senior Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 241960sFactory for Gray Dunn  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 241960sGovan District AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandTreatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 12 of 241960sHolmwood HouseCathcart GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 13 of 241960sOffices for Arthur Guiness  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 241960sOffices for P & W MacLellan  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 241960sPremises of John G Kincaid & Co Ltd (Engineers), East Hamilton StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandNew works? extension to old works?
Item 16 of 241960sResidential Spastics SchoolLittle Corseford, Johnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 241960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 241960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 241960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandDumfries DumfreisshireScotland 
Item 20 of 241960sSt Margaret Mary's RC Senior Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 241960sThornliebank Industrial EstateThornliebank GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 241960sVictoria InfirmaryLangside GlasgowScotlandTreatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 23 of 24Before 1964(?)Dollar Academy, Playfair blockDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandRestoration
Item 24 of 241968Dumfries HouseCumnock (near) AyrshireScotlandRestoration. Dining room (proposed reduction in size, not carried out, coffering in Venetian window alcove which was executed)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 6RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members