Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis Durward
Born: 3 June 1903
Died: 7 February 1974
Bio Notes: Francis Durward was born on 3 June 1903, the son of John Durward, compositor, and his wife Helen Margaret Hay. He was was articled to Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon of Aberdeen whilst attending Aberdeen School of Architecture as a part-time student. In September 1924 he enrolled as a full-time student, completing his diploma course in 1926 and his post-diploma course in 1927. During this period in his vacations he made study tours in Fife, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire around Newark-on-Trent. He sat the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA on 5 December 1927, proposed by Robert Gordon Wilson junior, James Brown Nicol and John Ross McMillan. At this time he was living in Aberdeen. He later moved to Edinburgh and had a salaried job as architect to the Bank of Scotland. He was elected ARIAS in 1964. He remained in Edinburgh for his retirement and was living by 1971 at 21 Hillview Drive. He was employed at this time as a 'consultant' with Howell, Brooks, Nisbet and Partners.

Durward died at his hom in Hillview Drive, Edinburgh, on 7 February 1974, survived by his wife Ann Forbes Weir and at least one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3San Ramon, Oakhill Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness(?)1927 *  
Item 2 of 3Bank of Scotland, Head Office, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 *After 1960 
Item 3 of 321, Hillview Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1964 *After 1971 

* 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 2Arthur Hay Livingstone MackinnonSeptember 1921September 1924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Bank of Scotland Architect's Department1950 *After 1965Architect 

* 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 3John Ross McMillan5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)5 December 1927For 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 51950Bank of Scotland, Charing CrossCharing Cross GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for reconstruction scheme, alterations and additions
Item 2 of 51950Bank Premises, St George's Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 51954Bank of Scotland, Pollokshaws Road  GlasgowScotlandPlans prepared for bank
Item 4 of 511 January 1957Bank of Scotland premises, Stockwell Street  GlasgowScotlandBuilder p121
Item 5 of 5c. 1963Union Bank of ScotlandAyr AyrshireScotlandGround floor re-faced


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder16 June 1950  p825
Item 2 of 4Builder11 August 1950  p203
Item 3 of 4Builder21 May 1954  p918
Item 4 of 4Builder11 January 1957  p121

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 4109 (box 7)