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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Watt Young Dobie
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Biography removed on Mr Dobie's request.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 311, Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 33, Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1963 *  
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1965After 197021 St Ninian's Terrace

* 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 7Basil Spence & Partners19521956ApprenticeIn Edinburgh office.
Item 2 of 7Law & Dunbar-Nasmith19571958  
Item 3 of 7Law & Dunbar-Nasmith19591963  
Item 4 of 7South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)19631966Architect 
Item 5 of 7Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)1966c. 1986Architect 
Item 6 of 7W S Atkins & PartnersAfter 19861997Architect 
Item 7 of 7Scottish Health Services Common Services AgencyAfter 1986Before 1997Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 26 Royal Victoria Infirmary, Department of Virology (or Biology?)  Newcastle-upon-TyneScotland 
Item 2 of 26 Royal Victoria Infirmary, nurses changing accommodation  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 3 of 261952Scottish School of Art & IndustryKilsyth StirlingshireScotlandAs apprentice in the office of Basil Spence worked on completion of project
Item 4 of 261952Secondary School, DuncanrigWestwood, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs apprentice with Basil Spence
Item 5 of 261953Council housesDunbar East LothianScotlandWorked on the implementation of the reduced scheme as apprentice with Basil Spence & Partners
Item 6 of 261956Flats, Great Michael Rise and AnnfieldNewhaven EdinburghScotlandWorked on scheme as apprentice with Basil Spence.
Item 7 of 261956Tenement blocks, New LaneNewhaven EdinburghScotlandAs apprentice to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 8 of 261956Tenements, 14-20 Great Michael RiseNewhaven EdinburghScotlandAs apprentice to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 9 of 261956Tenements, 4-12 Great Michael RiseNewhaven EdinburghScotlandAs apprentice to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 10 of 261956Tenements, New LaneNewhaven EdinburghScotlandAs apprentice to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 11 of 261957Ochlochy Village HousingDunblane PerthshireScotlandAs assistant with Law & Dunbar Nasmith
Item 12 of 261959Scottish Churches HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandConversion - as assistant
Item 13 of 261960s441 Corporation houses, Springburn CDA Area A Springburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 261960sHouse for Leopold David de RothschildExbury HampshireEnglandAs assistant
Item 15 of 26After 1963Western General Hospital, Outpatient Department  EdinburghScotlandAs architect with SERHB
Item 16 of 261966Ninewells Hospital and Medical School  DundeeScotlandAs assistant worked on Concourse Block
Item 17 of 26Mid 1960sWestern General Hospital, Scottish Health Service Centre  EdinburghScotlandAs architect with SERHB
Item 18 of 26c. 1970University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Department of Psychology  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 19 of 26c. 1972University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Departments of Plant Biology and Biochemistry  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 20 of 26Early 1970sDental Hospital and School  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 21 of 26Early 1970sRoyal Victoria Infirmary  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 22 of 26After 1986Law HospitalCarluke LanarkshireScotlandMaternity block added - as architect with the CSA
Item 23 of 26After 1994Hairmyres Hospital, Private Finance Initiative Hospital blockEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs architect with W S Atkins
Item 24 of 26After 1994Law HospitalCarluke LanarkshireScotlandPrivate Finance Initiative hospital block added - as architect with W S Atkins
Item 25 of 26After 1994Private Finance Initiative Hospital blockHereford HerefordshireEnglandAs architect with W S Atkins
Item 26 of 26c. 1990Kirklands HospitalBothwell LanarkshireScotlandCentral services building (Kirklands House)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp96-7 Kilsyth Academy
p96 Duncanrig Secondary School
Item 2 of 8RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 8RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 8 of 8Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p92-5 Ninewells Hospital

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Robert W Y DobieInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on Dictionary website Sent February 2010
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  


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