Basic Biographical Details

Name: Eric Macauley Ednie Gourley
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 March 1905
Died: 1983
Bio Notes: Eric Macaulay Ednie Gourley was born in Glasgow on 9 Marhc 1905, the son of Archibald Gourley, coal merchant and his wife Elizabeth APterson Ednie. From 1925 He studied for his diploma in architecture at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow. In 1931 he joined the practice of Wylie Shanks & Wylie where he remained for five years. He emigrated to South Africa in the mid-1930s and took a post in the Architectural section of the City Engineer's Department in Johannesberg. He was still in this post when he applied for membership of the RIBA. He was elected ARIBA on 10 July 1939, proposed by Robert Howden, A Stanley Furnes and Gordon Leith.

Gourley died in 1983.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 24, Houghton Drive, Johannesburg, South AfricaPrivate1939  
Item 2 of 2City Hall, Johannesburg, South AfricaBusinessMid 1930s  


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Stanley Furner10 July 1939For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Howden10 July 1939For Associateship
Item 3 of 3George Esslemont Gordon Leith10 July 1939For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildingsAccessed November 2010.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7248 (Combined Box 181)