Basic Biographical Details

Name: Anne Parker (Mrs Finlay)
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 May 1937
Bio Notes: Anne Parker was born in Belfast on 19 May 1937. She studied at Belfast School of Art and Technology for three years before moving to Edinburgh to take up a post in the office of Alan Reiach in 1959. After around two years in that firm, she left for the practice of Basil Spence & Partners (which became Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson in 1964). There, she worked with Coila Clyne on the James Clerk Maxwell Building, and designed a staircase for Abbotsinch Airport, among other projects.

She married Tony Finlay, a colleague in the Spence firm. In early 1966 she left to have their first baby, and did not return to the profession thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, Scotland 1959After 2011 

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 3Alan Reiach & Partners1959c. 1961Junior Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 3Basil Spence & Partnersc. 19611963Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 3Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson19641966Assistant(?) 

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 21961Glasgow (Abbotsinch) Airportnr Paisley RenfrewshireScotland2 terminal building (responsible for staircase) - working in the firm of Basil Spence & Partners / Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 2 of 21966University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell BuildingThe King's Buildings EdinburghScotlandInvolved at the design stage, as employee of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp98 Abbotsinch Airport

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 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)