Basic Biographical Details

Name: Malcolm Fraser
Designation: Architect
Born: 1959
Bio Notes: Biography and job list being compiled.

General Awards received:

BD Public Building Architect of the Year finalist 2006
BD Public Building Architect of the Year: Highly commended, 2005
Scottish Architect of the Year 2002-2003 and 2003-2004
The 2000 Building Awards: Finalist, Up and Coming Architectural Prictice of the Year, 2000

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business  for most of his life
Item 2 of 3Bristol, EnglandBusinessEarly 1980sEarly 1980sfor a year, post-university, working under Ian Hamilton Finlay
Item 3 of 3California, United States of AmericaBusinessEarly 1980sEarly 1980sfor a year, post-university and after Bristol, working under Christopher Alexander

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 3Rob Hunter Architects  Architect 
Item 2 of 3Malcolm Fraser Architects   Partner 
Item 3 of 3Ian Hamilton FinlayEarly 1980sEarly 1980s worked under Finlay for a year

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 381990sPizza Express  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 381990sPizza Express  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 381991Buchanan's Court  EdinburghScotlandProject Architect
Item 4 of 381995(?)10-16 GrassmarketOld Town EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 381997Scottish Poetry Library  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 381999Pizza Express  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 38After 1999Broughton Place Church  EdinburghScotlandConversion to auction house
Item 8 of 38Mid 1990s32 Queensferry Street  EdinburghScotlandArchitect for the conversion to Pizza Express. Also responsible for Pizza Express outlets in Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
Item 9 of 38Mid 1990sBlock C, 18-24 Cockburn Street  EdinburghScotlandArchitect responsible for the conversion of 22-28 Cockburn Street to the Collective Gallery.
Item 10 of 38Mid 1990s(?)Trustee Savings BankStockbridge EdinburghScotlandArchitect for the conversion to Pizza Express.
Item 11 of 382000sRick's Hotel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 382002Scheme for Cowgate Redevelopment  EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 382002Stereo BarNewcastle-upon-Tyne NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 14 of 38c. 2002Holyrood Education Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 38c. 2002Spence HouseColinton EdinburghScotlandAddition
Item 16 of 382003Princess Margaret Rose Hospital (included clinical and nurses' training unit)  EdinburghScotlandScheme designed for the redevelopment of the Prosthetics Clinic, to include 103 flats and detached houses. Unclear if carried out.
Item 17 of 382003Private Housing, The DrumBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 18 of 38c. 2003Coulnakyle HouseNethybridge Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 19 of 38c. 2003Grassmarket  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to roads and traffic management
Item 20 of 38c. 2003Water of Leith walkway and visitor centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 382004Dalmeny Street Drill HallLeith EdinburghScotlandPhase 1 of reconstruction as Out of the Blue Arts Centre
Item 22 of 38c. 2004Opal Lounge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 382005Dance City  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 24 of 382006Bank of Scotland Headquarters, The Mound  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 382006Scottish Story Telling Centre  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 382007Berwick Town WorkspaceBerwick-upon-Tweed NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 27 of 382009Infirmary Street Swimming Baths  EdinburghScotlandConversion to Dovecot Studios and exhibition space
Item 28 of 382009Scottish Ballet at the Tramway  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 38Before 2009Buildings, Young Street Lane  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? Conversion?
Item 30 of 382011Linlithgow Town Hall Linlithgow West LothianScotlandReconstruction?
Item 31 of 382011Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Speirs Locks Studios  GlasgowScotlandPhase I
Item 32 of 382014Arcadia Nursery  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 382014Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards  EdinburghScotland 
Item 34 of 382015Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Speirs Locks Studios  GlasgowScotlandPhase II
Item 35 of 382015Stromness warehouse, library and Council hubStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 36 of 382015West Pilton Crescent housing  EdinburghScotland 
Item 37 of 382105Lewis Castle with lodgesStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandCastle restoration and new Museum
Item 38 of 382997Princess Gate HousingFairmielhead West EdinburghScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architects Journal16 December 1992  Old Town Profits From Mixed Use
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh Evening News15 May 2003  Heritage Groups Try To Stop Developer Demolishing Hospital Wing, by Brian Ferguson
Item 3 of 5Edinburgh Herald & Post22 May 2003   
Item 4 of 5Scotsman1 October 2002  Floored by Malcolm, by Peter Barr

Arts supp. p10-11
Item 5 of 5Spectrum20 July 1997   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Malcolm FraserInterview of Malcolm Fraser by Jessica Taylor, 7 December 2009  
Item 2 of 2Information courtesy of Harald Tobermann, Out of the BlueInformation via website Sent January 2009