Basic Biographical Details

Name: Martin Dunleavy
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 January 1942
Bio Notes: Martin Dunleavy was born in Glasgow on 8 January 1942, the son of Charles Dunleavy, police sergeant, and his wife Margaret. He was educated at St Aloysius College and Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow. He studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art and was awarded the W H Rhodes Canadian Educational Scholarship 1960. Concurrently with his studies at Glasgow School of Art he was articled in the office of James Taylor Architects from 1960-64 where he worked under James Taylor, David Lowrie, Robert Ramsay, James Routledge and Czeslaw Karpinski. He moved to Crudens as an assistant in the latter year, working with James Clunie, Ian Campbell, George Webster and Jan Wagner and remained there until 1967 when he moved to a post as architectural assistant with the South of Scotland Electricity Board. From 1968-69 he worked for the firm William Loudon & Co which had offices in Lanark and Bothwell and the subsequent year was spent in the architectural department of the building firm James Laidlaw & Sons of Rutherglen under Douglas Brice. In 1969 he was elected ARIBA and ARIAS.

Dunleavy emigrated to Australia in 1970. He had a post as principal architect with the Western Australian Government Railways from 1970 to 1988. In the latter year he moved to become executive director, properties, at Curtin University. In 1972 he was admitted to membership of the RAI. In 2006 he became the chairman of the Board of Directors of SwanCare Group.

Dunleavy and his wife Catherine have four children. His interests outwith work are tennis, cycling and bush walking.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 26, Lambie Crescent, Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 2 of 2Perth, AustraliaPrivate/business1979 *  

* 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 4James Taylorc. 1960c. 1964Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Crudens Ltd19641967Assistant 
Item 3 of 4William Loudon and Son19671968Assistant 
Item 4 of 4James Laidlaw & Sons Ltd19691970Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Martin DunleavyInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent September 2012.