Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Irvine Macdonald Murray |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||8 September 1943 |
|Died: ||9 July 1990 |
|Bio Notes: ||Irvine Macdonald Murray was born on 8 September 1943, the son of Kenneth Macdonald Murray, engineer surveyor, and his wife Clara Butterfield. |
He studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art and worked as a student/apprentice in the office of Watson Salmond & Gray. He subsequently transferred to the office of Gotch & Partners and later Boswell Mitchell & Johnston. Later he took a post with Clydebank District Council but returned to the office of Boswell Mitchell & Johnston for a brief period. In August 1974 he joined the staff of the Royal Bank of Scotland Architects' Department where a re-structuring resulted in his appointment as Senior Architect in charge of a group responsible for approximately half of the Bank's branch development work. He developed a reputation for 'painstaking accuracy and attention to detail both in the variety of interesting buildings he worked on' and in his approach to departmental matters in the Bank.
After the 1985 merger of the Royal Bank with William's & Glyn's, Murray was appointed Deputy Regional Premises Manager for Scotland in the re-styled Property Department of the Bank. He remained in this post until he fell ill in early 1990.
He died at St Columbas Hospice on 9 July 1990, survived by his widow, Rosemary Anne Muirson, his son and his daughter.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Edinburgh, Scotland||Private/business|| || || |
|3, Woodhall Bank, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private|| ||1990|| |
Employment and Training
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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|c. 1973||Woodside Flats, St George's Road|| || ||Glasgow||Scotland||Job Architect|
|1997||Biomolecular science building||St Andrews|| ||Fife||Scotland|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Newsletter||September 1990||v2, no2|| || |
|RIBA Journal||March 1991|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |