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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 23, Woodhall Bank, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1990 

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 4Gotch & Partners  Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Boswell, Mitchell & Johnston  Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Watson, Salmond & Gray  Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4Royal Bank of Scotland Architects' DepartmentAugust 19741990Architect 

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 2c. 1973Woodside Flats, St George's Road  GlasgowScotlandJob Architect
Item 2 of 21997Biomolecular science buildingSt Andrews FifeScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIAS NewsletterSeptember 1990v2, no2  
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalMarch 1991 London: Royal Institute of British Architects