Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Gellatly Rigg Brown
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 April 1927
Died: 19 February 1993
Bio Notes: Robert Gellatly Rigg Brown was born on 14 April 1927, the son of Robert Gellatly Brown, tobacco blender, and his wife, Clara Wilkie. He attended the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art where he qualified in architecture and in town planning (the latter in December 1953). He was admitted ARIBA in 1953 and ARIAS in 1957. He was a partner with Gibson Laing & Partners by 1970. He later was a partner with Rigg Brown & Sproul.

He died on 19 February 1993 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 345, Belgrave Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1993 
Item 2 of 312, Corbiehill Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1957 *  
Item 3 of 35 (or 6), West Maitland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 2Rigg Brown & Sproul After 1981Partner 
Item 2 of 2Gibson, Laing & Partners1970 Partner 

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 151958Bryan's SchoolEasthouses, Dalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 2 of 151958Police StationBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 151959Dalkeith Colliery, BathsDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 4 of 151962Farm buildings including Oatridge  West LothianScotland 
Item 5 of 151962Transport Depot  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 151963The Merlin licensed premisesMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 151964Glencorse BarracksPenicuik MidlothianScotlandAlterations? additions?
Item 8 of 151965Diagnostic Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 151965Shopping developmentWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 10 of 151967Moray House Training College  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 151968CraigiehallCramond EdinburghScotlandAlterations to command headquarters (main house) and housing in grounds.
Item 12 of 151968Paper MillPowderhall EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 151968Royal Naval EstablishmentRosyth FifeScotlandOffices
Item 14 of 151968Transport officesShrubhill EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 151969Factory for Glasgow ButchersCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterMay 1993V4, no4  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 3 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership