Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Roland Penman
Died: 1 September 2012
Bio Notes: David Roland Penman was the son of Leslie Roland Penman, architect. He attended Edinburgh College of Art where he studied architecture and town planning and obtained qualifications in both subjects. He was elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1961. During his degree and directly after completing it, he had a post with Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson and signed the drawings for the Genetics and Virology building in December 1960.

He was taken into the partnership of Bamber Hall & Partners before 1970. He was Director of Planning, Perth & Kinross District Council by 1979. He is not listed in the RIBA directories of 1984 and 1994.

Penman died on 1 September 2012 at Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital. He seems to have lived in Meigle after retirement. He is survived by his wife, Tamara, his children and grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3St Margaret's/57, Glebe Road, Cramond, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960 *1961 
Item 2 of 331, India Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  
Item 3 of 318, India Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Basil Spence & Partners19531962Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Bamber Hall & Partnersc. 1967 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 201960sLibraryBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 2 of 201960sUphall Primary SchoolUphall West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 201966Crewe Toll Fire StationCrewe Toll EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 201967Craigshill Fire StationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 5 of 201967Dalkeith Fire StationDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 6 of 201967Ferranti Ltd FactoryGorgie EdinburghScotland=
Item 7 of 201967Holy Rood RC Secondary SchoolDuddingston Edinburgh  
Item 8 of 201967Portobello Secondary SchoolPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 201969St Augustines School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 20After 1969Preston Lodge Secondary SchoolPrestonpans East LothianScotland 
Item 11 of 20Late 1960sBridgeton Telephone ExchangeBridgeton GlasgowScotlandExtensions
Item 12 of 20Late 1960sFerranti Ltd North Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 13 of 20Late 1960sFerranti Ltd offices and laboratories  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 20Late 1960sGreenwell Housing DevelopmentFauldhouse West LothianScotland 
Item 15 of 20Late 1960sHostel for Scout CouncilBonaly EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 20Late 1960sHousing DevelopmentLinlithgowbridge West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 20Late 1960sTelephone ExchangeCumbernauld LanarkshireScotlandExtensions
Item 18 of 201970sPhilipstoun Housing DevelopmentPhilipstoun West LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 20After 1970Steil's InstitutionTranent East LothianScotlandUpgrading and extensions
Item 20 of 201973Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, blood transfusion unit and laboratories  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman4 September 2012  Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership