Basic Biographical Details

Name: Norman Gibb Arthur
Designation: Architect
Born: 1948
Bio Notes: Norman Gibb Arthur studied at the School of Architecture in Aberdeen and was awarded the diploma with distinction in 1968. He was registered by ARC in 1970; elected ARIBA in 1970; ARIAS in 1974 and SIA in 1987. He took on posts with the City Architect's Department (1968-70) Spence Glover & Ferguson (1970-81) and worked on the Scottish Widows building in Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh in the early 1970s. He then worked for James Ferrie and Partners, Singapore (1983-1992); RMJM Thailand (1992-2001, and Tandem Architects (2002-2008).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Milton of Brogan, Slains, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate19631971 
Item 2 of 316, Polwarth Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19711975 
Item 3 of 38, Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19751981 

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 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)19681970Architect 
Item 2 of 3Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson19711981Architect 
Item 3 of 3James Ferrie & Partners19811983 Singapore, not Dubai

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 11972Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Head Office  EdinburghScotlandworking for Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson - Project architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 2 of 4RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p60-1 Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Head Office

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James  
Item 2 of 2Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010)