Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ian Henry Dodd
Born: 21 May 1935
Died: September 2002
Bio Notes: Ian Henry Dodd was born in Scotland on 21 May 1935. He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, taking the full-time course from September 1954. He was awarded a travelling scholarship while he was a student and visited Holland, Belgium and Germany. During his 'year out' he worked as assistant in the practice of Gordon & Dey, when he was described as 'capable and energetic'. He sat the final exam in June 1959 and the professional practice in November 1960. He was elected ARIBA in 1961, hsi propsers being William Gordon Dey, Esme Gordon and E A S Houfe. During late 1960 and until August the following he had a position as assistant with Dodds & White in London.

In September of that same year, 1961, he joined the practice of Matthews Ryan & Simpson as an assistant. Two years later he was promoted to the position of senior assistant and as such he was in charge of design for a group within the practice. He moved to a similar position in Llewlyn Smith & Waters in June 1965. Llewlyn Smith & Waters was a largely industrial practice and Dodd's role was to develop and integrate a design group within this practice, as well as to stabilise and maintain consistent standards of design and to control design throughout the duration of a job. In 1966 he became a Design Associate and Design Partner in 1969. He handled a wide variety of work from private houses to £3 million industrial projects. He was responsible as Design Partner for the intial design of all work handled by the practice and also the control of design during the preparation of production drawings fro interior design, selection of furniture and colour schemes.

He was elected FRIBA in 1970, proposed by A B Waters, W F Howard and E D Jefferiss Mathews. By 1981 the practice Llewlyn Smith & Waters became the Waters Jamieson Partnership. It is not yet clear if he returned to Scotland to work. By this date Dodd had a further qualification from Heriot-Watt and was MSAI. Subsequently the practice changed again to become the Dodd Jamieson Partnership. The address in London continued as before.

Dodd died in Kingston upon Thames in September 2002.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3St Mary's Manse, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 332, Inner Park Road, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1965  
Item 3 of 3103, Old Brompton Road, London, EnglandBusiness1987 *  

* 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 8Gordon & Dey19561957Assistant 
Item 2 of 8Dodds & White1960September 1961Assistant 
Item 3 of 8Matthews, Ryan & PartnersSeptember 1961June 1965Assistant 
Item 4 of 8A Llewellyn Smith & WatersJune 1965 Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 8A Llewellyn Smith & Waters1966 AssociateDesign Associate
Item 6 of 8A Llewellyn Smith & Waters1969 PartnerDesign Partner
Item 7 of 8Waters, Ross-Smith, Jamieson Partnershipc. 1975 Partner 
Item 8 of 8Waters Jamieson PartnershipLate 1970s Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6William Gordon Dey3 October 1961For Associateship
Item 2 of 6Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)3 October 1961For Associateship
Item 3 of 6Eric Arthur Scholefield Houfe3 October 1961For Associateship
Item 4 of 6William Frederick Howard7 October 1970For Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Edmund Douglass Jefferiss Mathews7 October 1970For Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Alwyn Brunow Waters7 October 1970For Fellowship

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 251960sBrewery for Tennant Caledonian  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 251970sCraighall SchoolTrinity EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 3 of 251970sHearts of Oak Benefit Society  AberdeenScotlandRefurbishment
Item 4 of 251970sHydropathic InstitutionNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandRebuilding? Extensions?
Item 5 of 251970sOffices for Livingston Development CorporationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 6 of 251970sOffices for MarkhamLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 7 of 251970sOil rigLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 251970sPower Station  FifeScotland 
Item 9 of 251970sRoyal Bank of ScotlandLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 10 of 251970sRoyal Bank of Scotland branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 251970sTelephone exchangeDuntocher DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 12 of 251970sTurnhouse Airport  EdinburghScotlandOffices for BP
Item 13 of 251970sWarehouse for Livingston Development CorporationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 25Before 1975Livingston Inn for DryboroughGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 15 of 25Before 1975Offices for NCR (National Cash Registers)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 25Before 1975Telephone Exchange industrial zone at Ashford HospitalAshford KentEngland 
Item 17 of 25Before 1975Warehouse for Associated BiscuitsBirkenshaw YorkshireEngland 
Item 18 of 25Before 1975Warehouse for HooverAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 19 of 251978Safeway SupermarketMorningside EdinburghScotlandMay not be involved
Item 20 of 25Late 1970sDominion Cinema  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding? Extensions?
Item 21 of 25Late 1970sHousing, Carnegie Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 25Late 1970sHousing, Crown Terrace  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 25Late 1970sIce rinkGogarpark EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 25Late 1970sSafeway supermarketLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 25 of 251980sWarehouse for Associated Biscuits  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp237 Carnegie Street A and B
Item 2 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Ian Henry Dodd: A no22110; F no7211 (Combined Box 179)