Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Merrylees Associates
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1985
Ended: 1994
Bio Notes: Andrew Merrylees was born on 13 October 1933 and studied at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, remaining there to complete a diploma in town planning. He was a student assistant in the practice of Basil Spence & Partners in 1952 and had been promoted to architect in 1957, although he was not admitted ARIBA until 1959. In the following year he set up his own practice, Merrylees & Morrison (though the identity of Morrison has yet to be established). This practice ceased in 1963.

In 1968 he was appointed associate in the Spence firm, by then known as Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson. At that time John Hardie Glover was the firm's senior partner, Spence having retired that year and Ferguson having died three years before. Merrylees was taken into partnership in 1972, followed by John M Legge in 1973.

Merrylees left the Spence firm in 1985 to set up his own practice as Andrew Merrylees Associates, which became Andrew Merrylees, Grierson & Robertson in 1994 (the other partners being Paul Grierson and Alan Robertson, both of whom had left the Spence firm to join Merrylees' new practice on its initiation) and Merrylees & Robertson in November 1997. In January 2001 the practice was merged with Hypostyle Architects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, Scotland 19851994 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Douglas Robertson1985 Architect 
Item 2 of 4Jamie MacFarlane1985(?)1993Architect 
Item 3 of 4Andrew Merrylees19851994Partner 
Item 4 of 4Paul Grierson19851994 Role unclear


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p415

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010)