Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Robert ('Bob') Dawson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1930 |
|Died: ||24 December 2009 |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert Dawson (generally known as Bob) was born in 1930 and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1955. He first worked in the Edinburgh office of Robert Matthew before joining that of Alan Reiach. He was elected ARIAS in 1959. |
In the early 1960s he sought experience abroad, spending two years in the Toronto office of Ashworth, Robbie, Vaughan & Williams, but he returned to Reiach in 1964. He stayed with him when the practice was combined with that of Eric Hall as Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners in the following year. The firm's work in the ensuing years consisted largely of offices, churches and university buildings.
Dawson left in the mid-1970s to work for the Common Services Agency (CSA) Health Division, which was responsible for a number of major hospital projects and community health clinics.
He retired in the early 1990s, and thereafter continued to indulge his interest in architecture through international travel. He also enjoyed reading and gardening.
He was diagnosed with cancer in mid-2009 and died on Christmas Eve that year, survived by his wife Mary, son Eric, daughter Pamela and four grandsons.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Edinburgh, Scotland|| || || || |
|1, Corstorphine Hill Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Quarterly||2010||Spring||Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)||p.111: obituary|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |