Basic Biographical Details

Name: Donald William Bain
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 November 1931
Bio Notes: Donald William Bain was born in Wick on 3 November 1931, the son of Donald William Sinclair Bain, shipbroker, and his wife Elizabeth Ann More. He studied at the School of Architecture in Aberdeen and was awarded the diploma in 1956. He was elected ARIBA in 1957. He moved to Northern Ireland to a post with the Northern Ireland Housing Trust in Belfast. In 1965 he was working for Livingston New Town Development Corporation.

By about 1970 he was in Edinburgh. He may have moved from his post with Livingston New Town to a position with Lothian Region Department of Architectural Services which is where he was in 1979. He remained there until at least 1984. He is no longer listed in RIBA directories in 1994.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 512, Hope Street, Belfast, Northern IrelandBusiness1960 *  
Item 2 of 5Livingston Development Corporation/52, Melville Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1965 *  
Item 3 of 5110, Findhorn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1970 *  
Item 4 of 51, Suffolk Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 5 of 518, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh , ScotlandBusiness1979 *  

* 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 3Northern Ireland Housing Trust1960 * Architect 
Item 2 of 3Livingston New Town Development Corporation Architects Department1965 * Architect 
Item 3 of 3Lothian Region Department of Architectural Services1979 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1984RIBA 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 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James