Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Gray
Designation: Architect, Town Planner
Born: 9 October 1936
Bio Notes: George Gray was born on 9 October 1936. He was educated at Ayr Grammar School and Ayr Academy and studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art from 1954 to 1961. During this period he worked in the office of Stevenson & Ferguson in Ayr and in the architects department of Ayr County Council, returning for the period 1961-62 to Stevenson & Ferguson. He was elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1962. He spent a year working for Kirkcudbright County Council after qualification, 1961-62. He was elected ARIAS in the latter year. In 1963 obtained a post in the Scottish Office and the same year began the part-time course in town planning. He was awarded his diploma in 1966.

Gray remained with the Scottish Office for the remainder of his career working mainly on housing, prisons and building control matters. He was appointed Deputy Chief Architect and Director of Building in 1990. He retired in 1996.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, town planner:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 669, Woodfield Crescent, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 683A, High Street, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandPrivate1962  
Item 3 of 633, Fraser Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19631966 
Item 4 of 612, Abbey Road, Eskbank, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate19661977 
Item 5 of 6Torsonce House/23, Newbattle Road, Eskbank, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1977 *2006 
Item 6 of 652, Eskfield Grove, Eskbank, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate2006  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, town planner (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Stevenson & Ferguson19541959Assistant 
Item 2 of 6Ayr County Architect's Office19591961Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Stevenson & Ferguson19611962Architect 
Item 4 of 6Kirkcudbright County Architect's Department19621963Architect 
Item 5 of 6Scottish Office Architect's Department19631966Architect 
Item 6 of 6Scottish Office Architect's Department19901996Depute Chief ArchitectAlso Director of Building during this period.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, town planner:
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 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, town planner:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of George GrayInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent September 2013
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership