Basic Biographical Details

Name: William McAndrew
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 May 1895
Died: 19 November 1968
Bio Notes: William McAndrew was born on 26 May 1895, the son of William McAndrew, clerk, and his wife Helen Miller. From 1921 to 1929 McAndrew was employed as a technical assistant with the Office of Works in Glasgow mainly under Andrew Duncan Kellock. He moved to the post of estste architect and clerk of works to Scone estate in 1929 and from 1934 until 1955 worked as a salaried architect on the Dunecht estates.

He was elected LRIBA in 1956, his proposers being John Gibb Marr, Alexander George Robertson MacKenzie and Edward Foulkes Davies. In his statement of support in the Nomination Paper, Marr wrote that McAndrew 'was mainly employed on the design of small cottages and alterations and improvements to existing cottages and farm buildings'

McAndrew died at home in Dunecht on 19 November 1968 survived by his wife Elizabeth Burness Ritchie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Dunecht Estate Office, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusinessJuly 19341968 
Item 2 of 2Cripplehillock, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19561968 

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 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)February 1921July 1929Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Scone Estates TrusteesJuly 1929July 1933Architect 
Item 3 of 3Dunecht Estate OfficeJuly 19341968Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edward Foulkes Davies9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Gibb Marr9 October 1956For Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersL no 6768 (Combined Box 159)