Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Merrylees, Grierson & Robertson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1994
Ended: November 1997
Bio Notes: Andrew Merrylees was born on 13 October 1933 and studied at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, remaining there to complete a diploma in town planning. He was a student assistant in the practice of Basil Spence & Partners in 1952 and had been promoted to architect in 1957, although he was not admitted ARIBA until 1959. In the following year he set up his own practice, Merrylees & Morrison (though the identity of Morrison has yet to be established). This practice ceased in 1963.

In 1968 he was appointed associate in the Spence firm, by then known as Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson. At that time John Hardie Glover was the firm's senior partner, Spence having retired that year and Ferguson having died three years before. Merrylees was taken into partnership in 1972, followed by John M Legge in 1973.

Merrylees left the Spence firm in 1985 to set up his own practice as Andrew Merrylees Associates, which became Andrew Merrylees, Grierson & Robertson in 1994 (the other partners being Paul Grierson and Alan Robertson, both of whom had left the Spence firm to join Merrylees' new practice on its initiation) and Merrylees & Robertson in November 1997. In January 2001 the practice was merged with Hypostyle Architects.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Alan Robertson1994November 1997Partner 
Item 2 of 3Andrew Merrylees1994November 1997Partner 
Item 3 of 3Paul Grierson1994November 1997Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of  pages on Heriot Watt University and National Library of Scotland (accessed 21 February 2011).

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010)