Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Brown Swan
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 May 1929
Died: 2012
Bio Notes: Charles Brown Swan was born on 5 May 1929 at 8 Oxford Street, Edinburgh, the son of John Swan [check spelling], gardener, and his wife Agnes Jane Brown who had married in Dumfriesshire in 1927. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1953. Around that time he was living in Edinburgh. He was still a student member on 1960. By 1965 he was still a student but had moved to Gladstone Terrace in Edinburgh. He was finally elected ARIBA in 1971. He had a post in the Department of Architectural Services, Lothian Regional Council by the late 1970s. He remained with this department until at least the 1980s. He is not listed in the 1994 RIBA directory.

He died in 2012.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 28, Oxford Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 2 of 23, Gladstone Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960 *After 1965 

* 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 1Lothian Region Department of Architectural Services1970s1980sArchitect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership