Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Lionel Martin
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 June 1932
Died: 30 December 2010
Bio Notes: Richard Lionel Martin was born in Alton, Hampshire on 18 June 1932. He undertook National Service with the Royal Hampshire Regiment before commencing his architectural training at the Architectural Association in London. On leaving the AA in 1957, he secured a position with the London County Council Architects Department, where he worked on the Crystal Palace Sport Centre, the Queen Elizabeth Concert Hall and the Hayward Gallery.

He left the LCC in 1963 to work for Scott, Brownrigg & Turner. He spent three of his years with this practice in their Glasgow office.

In 1986 he formed SBT Advisory Services, with which firm he performed litigation and arbitration work until his retirement.

Martin was a long-term member of the Territorial Army Reserve, continuing his service with the Royal Hampshire Regiment from 1957 and being promoted to Captain in 1964 when he was seconded to the Cameronians. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration for 25 years' service. He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1978 and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators in 1981.

He died on 30 December 2010, survived by his wife Gillian, sons Nigel, Richard and David and eight grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Alton, Hampshire, EnglandPrivate1932 Place of birth
Item 2 of 3Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1963Before 1986For three years while with Scott, Brownrigg & Turner
Item 3 of 3c/o Atholl House Ltd, Wildman Road, Law, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  

* 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 2London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19571963  
Item 2 of 2Scott, Brownrigg & Turner19631986 including 3 years in Glasgow office


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly2011AutumnRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.96 - obituary

Archive References

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