Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gordon Donald MacLean
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 May 1925
Died: 8 August 2004
Bio Notes: Gordon Donald MacLean was born on 28 May 1925, the son of Murdo MacLean, grain merchant and his wife Dorothy Williamson. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1953. He was living in Kirkcaldy around this time. He was an apprentice with the practice of William Williamson. By 1957 he was living in Edinburgh and studied at Edinburgh College of Art.

Maclean worked on some Scottish projects while with Murray Ward & Partners, probably in the 1960s. He was elected ARIAS in 1964.

In the 1980s he worked in the Glasgow section of the Common Services Agency, Building Division. He retired (before 1996) to Auchterarder, Perthshire. He died on 8 August 2004, survived by his wife Isabella Forgan Brown, a retired accountant.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 48, Glenorchil Place, Auchterarder, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 2004 
Item 2 of 453, Loughborough Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1954  
Item 3 of 4222, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1957 *  
Item 4 of 4Duart, Main Street, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1964 *After 1971 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1Murray, Ward & Partners  Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1971RIBA Directory 1971   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1986RIBA Directory of Members 1986   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 4H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 4Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 3 of 4Ms Elizabeth Halkett, secretary to William WilliamsonInformation via website Sent December 2012.
Item 4 of 4RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership