Basic Biographical Details

Name: Brian Irving Archibald Lightbody
Designation: Architect
Born: September 1947
Bio Notes: Brian Irving Archibald Lightbody was born in September 1947. He graduated BArch (1st class honours) from the University of Edinburgh in 1971. From 1971-1974 he worked in the practice Michael Laird & Partners. In the latter year he moved to a post with Livingston New Town Development Corporation and in due course he became the Principal Architect.

Lightbody returned to private practice in 1987, rejoining Michael Laird & Partners. He was senior partner from 1999 and director from 2003 when the name of the firm became Michael Laird Architects. He resigned in 2009.

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 6Livingston New Town Development Corporation Architects Department 1987Principal Architect 
Item 2 of 6Michael Laird & Partners19711974Architect 
Item 3 of 6Livingston New Town Development Corporation Architects Department1974 Architect 
Item 4 of 6Michael Laird & Partners1987 Partner 
Item 5 of 6Michael Laird & Partners1999 Senior Architect 
Item 6 of 6Michael Laird Architects2003 Director 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 111970sBroadmeadowsSymington AyrshireScotlandDesign and construction of village
Item 2 of 111971Ethicon Factory and laboratoriesSighthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 111992Discovery Point visitor centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 111995Fairfield HouseDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 5 of 111996The Younger BuildingSouth Gyle EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 112001Edinburgh QuayFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 112002Data centres for RBSMacmerry East LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 112003Lochrin Square  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 112006Royal Bank of Scotland headquartersGogarburn EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 112007Data Centre for Aegon  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 112008Edinburgh Bioquarter masterplan  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep718
Item 2 of 3RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Mr Brian LightbodyInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent July 2016