Basic Biographical Details

Name: Iain Thorburn Malcolm
Born: 1949
Died: 31 October 1994
Bio Notes: Iain Thorburn Malcolm was born about 1949. He studied architecture at Heriot-Watt and was elected ARIBA in 1975. He worked in the offices of GMW, David Torrance and RMJM and by 1979 he had a post with Michael Laird & Partners. He left Michael Laird and entered the urban design course run by Percy Johnson Marshall where he could 'recharge his batteries'. After a spell working on his own account he was invited by Historic Scotland to assist in the design of the visitor centre at Edzell. This led to a full-time appointment with Historic Scotland where he was involved with both new build and conservation projects. He was project architect on the development of Stirling Castle.

He died on 31 October 1994 aged 45, survived by his wife, Elizabeth. His obituarist notes: 'Iain Malcolm was a kind, witty and caring teddy-bear of a man whose zest for architecture, literature, music art and cats was shared with a huge network of friends'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 2East Trinity Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1984 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Gollins Melvin Ward Partnership (later GMW)   Architect 
Item 2 of 4Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)  Architect 
Item 3 of 4David Norman Torrance  Architect 
Item 4 of 4Michael Laird & Partnersc. 1979 Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 41970s(?)House for Mr and Mrs Iain Malcolm, East Trinity Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 41979Haymarket Station  EdinburghScotlandRedevelopment of station - seems to have been responsible for this design which included a glass canopy.
Item 3 of 4c. 1979Tennis Club, Cameron Toll  EdinburghScotlandProject architect
Item 4 of 41980s(?)Edzell Castle, Visitor CentreEdzell AngusScotlandWorking in independent practice in conjunction with Historic Scotland.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3RIAS NewsletterFebruary 1995v6, no1  
Item 2 of 3Scotsman1 November 1994  Death notice
Item 3 of 3Scotsman Magazine22 November 1994  Obituary

Archive References

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