Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Miss) Margaret McLaurin Little (Mrs McDiarmid)
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Margaret McLaurin Little was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1948. She studied the degree of DA in architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1951. At some point before 1953 she worked as an architect for the London County Council. In December 1953 she joined Robert Matthew's newly established private practice in Edinburgh.

She married at some point prior to 1959, the year in which she was elected ARIAS. She was working in the practice of Law & Dunbar-Nasmith at this time. She is not listed in directories after about 1960.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Auchengorse, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 2 of 36, Bruntsfield Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1955 *  
Item 3 of 354, Frederick Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1959 *After 1960 

* 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 3Robert Hogg MatthewDecember 1953 Assistant 
Item 2 of 3London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)Before 1953(?) ArchitectNot certain if this is the correct department.
Item 3 of 3Law & Dunbar-Nasmith1959 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp156-7
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership