Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||(Mrs) Eimear M Kelt |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||12 November 1956 |
|Died: ||13 December 2007 |
|Bio Notes: ||Eimear Kelt was born on 12 November 1956, the daughter and one of the five children of James ('Jimmy') Hall, head of architecture for Strathclyde Regional Council, and his wife Miriam. She studied architecture at the University of Strathclyde. She worked briefly in the office of Gillespie Kidd & Coia in 1982. This was followed by posts with Strathclyde Regional Council, Glasgow City Council and with the practice of Cobban & Lironi. |
In 1992 she returned to Glasgow City Council as Design Team Leader. Under her guidance a programme of new sports facilities across Glasgow were designed and built. The designs were all informed by Eimear's concern for socially and environmentally responsible architecture. She was also an advocate of conservation and was in charge of the restoration of some of Glasgow's finest historic buildings including the Winter Gardens at Glasgow Green after a serious fire, the Palace of Arts, the only surviving structure left in Bellahouston Park from the 1938 Empire exhibition, the City Halls and the Fruitmarket. She was also responsible for various new library porjects in Glasgow including the Museums Resource Centre at Nitshill. She was also civic client for various major projects including the Bridge at Easterhouse designed by Gareth Hoskins.
Eimear was married three times, first to Jim Watters by whom she had a son, second to Malcolm Kelt by whom she had a daughter and in the last month of her life she married fellow architect Kerr Robertson with whom she shared a love of travel and visiting buildings abroad.
Outwith her work Kelt enjoyed various different sports and regularly attended dance and aerobics classes. Despite a serious car accident in 1991 in which she sustained multiple injuries she took up skiing and tried para-skiing.
She died at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow on 13 December 2007, survived by her mother, her siblings, her children and her husband.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|20, Lanark Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Private|| ||2007|| |
|26, Kirk Road, Carmunnock, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Private||1998|| || |
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Herald, The||18 December 2007|| || ||Obituary by Neil Baxter|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |