Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Gilroy Graham
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 November 1919
Died: 29 November 2003
Bio Notes: George Gilroy Graham was born on 23 November 1919, the son of George Graham, tailor, and his wife Catherine Parkhill. From 1935-40 he served his apprenticeship, presumably in Glasgow and at the same time attended classes part-time at the Royal Technical College. His studies were interrupted by the Second World War in 1940 but after the cease of hostilities he resumed his studies, spending the year 1946-7 at Glasgow School of Art. From 1948 to 1950 he attended evening classes at Heriot Watt College in Edinburgh, followed in 1950-53 by special design classes at Edinburgh College of Art. He sat the Special Final Exam in November 1954. He was admitted ARIBA in 1955, proposed by J Roy McKee, Frank Wood and Gordon Tait. McKee said in his proposer's statement that Graham was 'one of our best students' in the special design classes. He was elecetd ARIAS that same year.

From 1955-57 he worked in the office of Cairns & Ford as senior architect. He moved to a similar position the the National Coal Board, Scottish Division, Edinburgh in the latter year and transferred to Alison & Hutchison in 1958again as senior architect. He was invited to become a partner in 1961. He was elected FRIBA on 22 July 1970, proposed Robert Forbes Hutchison, colin Walker and Harry Horace Macdonald. He continued in the practice for the rest of his career, latterly becoming a consultant to the firm.

Graham died at his hiome, Tyneholm Stables, Pencaitland on 29 November 2003, survived by his wife, Effie Short Graham, and his son who lived in Crieff.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 529, Park Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 5Namur Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 3 of 5Tyneholm Stables, Pencaitland, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate 2003 
Item 4 of 585, Comnely Bank Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1955 *  
Item 5 of 545, Warriston Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  

* 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 4J D Cairns & Ford19551957Senior Architect 
Item 2 of 4National Coal Board, Scottish Division19571958Senior Architect 
Item 3 of 4Alison & Hutchison & Partners19581961Senior Architect 
Item 4 of 4Alison & Hutchison & Partners1961After 1975Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Robert Forbes Hutchison22 July 1970For Fellowship
Item 2 of 6Harry Horace Macdonald22 July 1970For Fellowship
Item 3 of 6James Alexander Roy McKee1 March 1955For Associateship
Item 4 of 6Gordon Thomas Tait1 March 1955For Associateship
Item 5 of 6Colin Walker22 July 1970For Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Frank Wood1 March 1955For Associateship

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 55 Community or Recreation CentreBo'ness /Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 2 of 55 Teesside General HospitalStockton-on-Tees Cleveland (North Yorkshire)EnglandPhase I. Partner in charge.
Item 3 of 551959Denny High SchoolDenny StirlingshireScotlandJob architect
Item 4 of 551959Grangemouth Housing competitionGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandCompetition design - entry commended
Item 5 of 551960sLeith PoorhouseLeith EdinburghScotlandPost-war alterations and discreet new buildings
Item 6 of 551961Gordon BarracksOld Machar AberdeenScotlandReconstruction - as partner in charge
Item 7 of 551962Linksview House and other housing, Giles Street and Coltfield LaneLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 551963City Hospital, Ear Nose and Throat Department  EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge
Item 9 of 551963Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital  EdinburghScotlandNew maternity unit, isolation unit, stores and staff quarters - partner in charge
Item 10 of 551964Housing development, GrahamsdykeBo'ness (Borrowstouness) West LothianScotland 
Item 11 of 551964Office Block for British Hydrocarbon Chemicals Ltd, GrangemouthGrangemouth StirlingshireScotlandAggregate-clad block
Item 12 of 551965Lynebank Mental HospitalDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 551965St Gabriel's RC ChurchPrestonpans East LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 551968Cardonald College of Technology  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 55After 1968Local Authority HousingBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 55After 1968Local Authority housing, LindamsUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 55After 1968Post Office Telephone Engineering Centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 55After 1968Private Hotels  FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 551969Craig Phadrig HospitalInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 551969Craigcrook Castle, walled garden, office block  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 551969Elgin AcademyElgin MorayshireScotlandNew Technical College built in grounds of old Academy.
Item 22 of 551969Indoor Swimming PoolKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 23 of 551969Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion  EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge
Item 24 of 551969Teesside County Borough PolytechnicMiddlesborough Cleveland (North Yorkshire)England 
Item 25 of 551970sHousing  GlasgowScotlandRehabilitation
Item 26 of 551970s(?)John Ogilvie High SchoolHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 551970sPolice headquartersMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 551970sPolice headquartersLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 29 of 551970sSheltered housingLeven FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 551970sSheltered housingWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 31 of 551970sSheltered housingMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 32 of 551970sSheltered housingStrathaven LanarkshireScotland 
Item 33 of 551970sSwimming pool Jedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 34 of 551970sSwimming poolSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 35 of 551970sTelephone engineering centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 551970sTown planning studyBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 37 of 551970s(?)WarehousesLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 38 of 551970sWarehousesAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 39 of 551970Borrowstoun housing schemeBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 40 of 55c. 1970Chalmers Hospital  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations. Partner in charge.
Item 41 of 55c. 1970City Hospital, boiler house  EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge
Item 42 of 55c. 1970Deaconess Hospital  EdinburghScotlandOutpatients department added - partner in charge
Item 43 of 55c. 1970Teesside General HospitalStockton-on-Tees Cleveland (North Yorkshire)EnglandPhase 2. Partner in charge
Item 44 of 551971Bo'ness Public SchoolBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotlandExtension
Item 45 of 551973Sheltered housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 46 of 551975Calderhead Junior Secondary School, ShottsShotts LanarkshireScotlandNew building added
Item 47 of 55After 1975Housing for Glasgow District Council  GlasgowScotland 
Item 48 of 55After 1975Housing for Hamilton District CouncilHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 49 of 55After 1975Housing for Lanark District CouncilLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 50 of 55Before 1975Sport & Leisure CentreBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 51 of 55c. 1975AcademyBlackburn West LothianScotland 
Item 52 of 551978Salmon CourtBo'ness (Borrowstouness) Wset LothianScotland 
Item 53 of 551981Bo'ness Health CentreBo'ness (Borrowstouness) StirlingshireScotland 
Item 54 of 55Before 1981Esk Valley Technical College, LugtonLugton, Dalkeith MidlothianScotlandExtensions?
Item 55 of 55Before 1981Sheltered housingBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1972RIBA Directory 1972   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2004v16, no2 Spring issue - death note

Archive References

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