Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Dunsire
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 January 1936
Bio Notes: Andrew Dunsire (described when he was a student as Andrew Dunsire junior) was born on 27 January 1936 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, and educated there. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated DA(Edin) in 1960. As a student he worked for the South East Regional Hospital Board.

After graduation and recently married, he went off to Nigeria where he worked for about five years. During that time he was elected ARIBA in 1962. On his return to Edinburgh he rejoined the South East Regional Hospital Board. He moved to the office of Robert Mathew Johnston Marshall.

In 1969 the family moved to York and then Dunsire had a further spell in Nigeria, accompanied by his wife and two young children. On his return to UK in 1972 he specialised in site work and was involved in a number of large award winning multi-million pound shopping centres in various English cities.

He retired in 1994 and lives quietly with his wife in the Scottish Borders.

List of work in England:

Pilgrim Street Development: Newcastle upon Tyne Job Architect 1970

Eldon Square Shopping Centre: Newcastle upon Tyne Site Architect 1972-76

Ridings Shopping Centre: Wakefield Site Architect 1977-81

Lennox Wood Computer Centre: Horsham Site Architect 1982-85

Pavilions Shopping Centre: Birmingham Site Architect 1985-87

Harlequin Shopping Centre: Watford Site Architect 1987-94

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 317, Royal Circus, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 3Flat 6/Blackford House, Charterhall Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  
Item 3 of 321, Chalfonts, York, EnglandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 7Ministry of Works, Kaduna  Architect 
Item 2 of 7South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)  Assistant 
Item 3 of 7South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)  Architect 
Item 4 of 7Michael Aukett Associates 1994Architect 
Item 5 of 7Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)1960s Architect 
Item 6 of 7Messrs Design Group NigeriaLate 1960s Architect 
Item 7 of 7Chapman Taylor PartnersAfter 1972 Architect 

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 11965University of Dundee, The Tower  DundeeScotlandExtension. Job architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Mr DunsireInformation via 'Contact Us' on the website