Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Shaw Shand
Born: 31 August 1896
Died: 26 November 1976
Bio Notes: George Shaw Shand was born on 31 August 1896, the son of William Shand, spirit merchant, and his wife Agnes McInnes or Skeldon. He was articled to John Gaff Gillespie in 1913, studying at Glasgow School of Art. His training was interrupted by war service but he resumed his studies at the School of Art in 1918 and his apprenticeship in 1919, and attended classes at Glasgow School of Architecture and the Royal Technical College from 1920. He obtained his diploma in June 1929 and passed the professional practice exam in Edinburgh in November 1930. He was admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being John Watson, Thomas Harold Hughes, and the prominent Glasgow architect James Miller, in whose office he was then working. By 1934 he had set up practice on his own account at 1 Blythswood Square. He was elected ARIAS in 1953.

Shand died at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow on 26 November 1976. His wife Agnes Patrick, had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 849, Castlehill Drive, Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate 1976 
Item 2 of 82, Morris Place, Monteith Row, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1913After 1919 
Item 3 of 810, Dodhill Place, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  
Item 4 of 81, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1934 *  
Item 5 of 815, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1936 *  
Item 6 of 8Langford, Grange Gardens, Pinner, Middlesex, EnglandPrivatec. 1938  
Item 7 of 81, Grosvenor Road, Dorchester, Dorset, EnglandPrivatec. 1946c. 1950 
Item 8 of 814, Lethington Avenue, Langsdie, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateMid 1950sAfter 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 2John Gaff Gillespie19131923ApprenticeWith the exception of war service, 1915-19
Item 2 of 2James Miller1928 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James MillerEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonEarly 1931for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 51932BraeheadHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions/alterations or new building?
Item 2 of 51934CatrionaHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 3 of 51934DarachHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 4 of 51934West CulverdenHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 5 of 51936House for John Young, East Abercromby StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 


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 Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4658 (combined box 27)