Basic Biographical Details

Name: Douglas Lindsay Crawford
Born: 1900 or 1901
Died: 12 November 1953
Bio Notes: Douglas Lindsay Crawford was born in 1900 or 1901 and attended Glasgow School of Architecture from 1920 until 1926. He was articled to Alexander Nisbet Paterson in Glasgow during some of this period but in 1925 he moved as draughtsman to John Burnet, Son & Dick where he remained for two years. In 1925 he had been awarded a travelling scholarship by the School of Architecture and spent a period of time in France and in 1927 was awarded the Rowand Anderson Scholarship and again went to France for several weeks. He was admitted ARIBA on 4 June 1928 , his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Alexander Nisbet Paterson and James Lochhead. In 1928 he took a post as assistant with Stewart Tough & Alexander in Greenock. He was living in Gourock at that time. He was taken into partnership in the 1940s and he was joined in 1944 by John Tonner. James Neil joined the firm in 1950, the name changing at this point to Crawford & Neil. In 1953 he was in partnership with Neil at 133 Cathcart Street.

He died on 12 November of that year aged fifty-three.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Luanza, Tower Drive, Gourock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate/business1928 *After 1950 
Item 2 of 2133, Cathcart Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1953 Crawford & Neil address

* 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 5A N Paterson & Stoddart1919c. 1921Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Burnet, Son & Dick19251927Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 5Stewart, Tough & Alexander19281944(?)Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Stewart, Tough & Alexander1944(?)c. 1950Partner 
Item 5 of 5Crawford & Neil19501953Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes4 June 1928For Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Lochhead4 June 1928For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Nisbet Paterson4 June 1928For 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 6After 1930Greenock Co-operative Society dairiesGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 6After 1930Union BankGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 3 of 6After 1930Union BankGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 4 of 6After 1930Young Women's Christian Association hall and clubroomsGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandRebuilding? New site?
Item 5 of 61937Greenock BB cinemaGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations - as sole partner with Stewart Tough and Alexander
Item 6 of 61952New Arts Guild Theatre and Arts Centre, Campbell StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandReconstruction and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Greenock Post Office directories Greenock Post Office directories   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalAugust 1954 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp427 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 4181 (Box 8)