Basic Biographical Details

Name: Michael Cullen Gibb
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 May 1916
Died: 16 January 1989
Bio Notes: Michael Cullen Gibb was born on 16 May 1916, the son of William Gibb, bank official and his wife Isabella Robina Kidd. He studied at Cambridge University from October 1934, receiving a Distinction for his BA thesis. & AA. He took his 4th- and 5th-year courses at the Architectural Association from September 1937. During the holidays in 1937 and 1938 he travelled in France, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, studying the architecture of each; and he gained practical experience by working in the office of Strange & Grant of Tunbridge Wells in August of 1937 and 1938 and in that of Waterhouse & Ripley of London in August 1939. He received his AA diploma in April 1940 and was admitted ARIBA on 16 July that year, proposed by G A Jellico and two others (Arthur M Mayor and Gilman Harrison?).

He later worked in Edinburgh for the Scottish Development Department.

He was found dead in his home, 6 Abbotsford Park, Edinburgh on 16 January 1989.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Baldocks, Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge (nr), Kent, EnglandPrivate1940 *  
Item 2 of 26, Abbotsford Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19851989 

* 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 4Strange & GrantAugust 1937August 1937 holiday work during studies
Item 2 of 4Strange & GrantAugust 1938August 1938 holiday work during studies
Item 3 of 4Waterhouse & RipleyAugust 1939August 1939 holiday work during studies
Item 4 of 4Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)After 194  role and dates unknown


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1G A Jellicoe16 July 1940for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7624 (combined box 196)