Basic Biographical Details

Name: Margaret McEwan
Born: 1 October 1904
Bio Notes: Margaret Jean McEwan was born on 1 October 1904. She attended Hillhead High School in Glasgow and studied at the School of Architecture there from September 1922. The following May, whilst continuing her studies, she commenced a five-year apprenticeship with Wright & Wylie. She passed the qualifying exam in June 1928, and was possibly the first woman to take a degree in Architecture in Scotland (and possibly the UK). She was admitted ARIBA at the end of 1928, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Alexander Lorne Campbell and William Brown Whitie. At that time she was living at 19 Elgin Terrace, Dowanhill, Glasgow.

Margaret Jean McEwan married at some point before 1956, and appears after this time under her married name Margaret Jean Thomson. She is (oddly) listed was a student member of the RIBA from 1956, although she had qualified some considerable time before and become a member of the RIBA.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 219, Elgin Terrace, Dowanhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1928 *  
Item 2 of 2Wateryetts, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Wright & WylieMay 19231928Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Lorne CampbellLate 1928for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1928for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Brown WhitieLate 1928for Associateship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Hillhead High School Magazine1935  p27

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Hugh C S Ferguson, 54 Terregles Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4264 (combined box 4)