Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Campbell
Born: 7 April 1921
Died: 1 December 2002
Bio Notes: Frank Campbell was born on 7 April 1921, the son of William Forbes Campbell, surveyor, and his wife, Elizabeth Denovan. In the late 1930s he began the Certificate Course in Architecture at the School of Art in Glasgow. His studies were interrpted by the Second World War. He returned to Glasgow and completed the course, being exempted from the final examination. His Nomination Paper states that he had a distinguished career as a student. He won the Bellahouston Scholarship which enabled him to spend five weeks in Italy in 1949. He was elected ARIBA that same year. At that time he gave his address as Kenilworth, Muirhead, Chryston, Lanarkshire.

By 1949 he had joined the practice of Boswell Mitchell 7 Johnston. He became a partner in 1959. He was elected FRIAS and FRIBA in 1964, proposed by Ninian Johnston, Eric William Hargreaves and Robert Scott Noble.

He retired in 1986. He died on 1 December 2002 at Rawyards Nusing Home, Airdrie which was his usual address. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Muriel Marshall, who was a retired school teacher.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Mayfield, Lenzie Road, Stepps, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1948  
Item 2 of 6256, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1949 *  
Item 3 of 6Thornwood/23, Lenzie Road, Stepps, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1949 *After 1965 
Item 4 of 6Kenilworth, Muirhead, Chryston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *After 1960 
Item 5 of 618, Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1970 *After 1984Buiness address of Boswell Mitchell & Johnston
Item 6 of 630, Blenheim Avenue, Stepps, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1994 *  

* 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 3George A Boswell & Partners1949 Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Boswell, Mitchell & Johnston19591986Partner 
Item 3 of 3Boswell, Mitchell & Johnston19591986Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Eric William Hargreaves1964For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Ninian Rutherford Jamieson Johnston1964For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Robert Scott Noble1964For Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Sidney Thomas Gynn (erroneously found as Glynn)17 July 1968For Fellowship

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 39 Eastmuir School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 39 Hamilton Teacher Training CollegeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 391950s(?)Adult Occupational Centre for Clydebank BurghClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 4 of 39c. 1954Garthamlock Secondary School, Garthamlock Housing District (Site 1)Garthamlock GlasgowScotlandInvolved in early stages of this project
Item 5 of 391957Bonhill Parish ChurchBonhill DunbartonshireScotlandVestry added
Item 6 of 397 November 1958Auchentoshan School and Occupational UnitAuchentoshan DunbartonshireScotlandper Builder p773
Item 7 of 391959Hutchesons' Boys Grammar SchoolCrossmyloof GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 391960sCowlairs Industrial Estate for SIECCowlairs GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 391960sDistrict HospitalGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 10 of 391960sHousing at NorwoodBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 391960sMcLaren High SchoolPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 12 of 391960sPort Glasgow High SchoolPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 391960sQueenslie Industrial EstateQueenslie GlasgowScotlandFurther units built?
Item 14 of 391960sQueen's Park School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 391960sRenfrew High SchoolRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 391960sSpecial SchoolBarlanark GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 391960sStudent residences for Craigie CollegeAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 391960sStudent residences for Hamilton CollegeHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 19 of 391960sStudent residences for the College of Education  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 391960sTourist CentreBannockburn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 21 of 391960sUniversity of Glasgow, Microbiology Unit  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 391960Sacred Heart RC SchoolCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 391960Woodside CDAWoodside GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 391961Block of Luxury FlatsKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 391962Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2 housing, police station, library, schoolsPollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 39c. 1964Premises of James Anderson & Co (Colours) Ltd, Hawkhead RoadPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandLaboratory building
Item 27 of 391966Borestone Development Scheme, Phase 2Bannockburn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 28 of 391968Perth Technical CollegePerth PerthshireScotlandBrahan Building
Item 29 of 391970Dumfries & Galloway Royal InfirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 30 of 391972Rutherglen Hospital and Health CentreRutherglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 391972St John's Court FlatsPartick Glasgow  
Item 32 of 391973Inchture Primary SchoolInchture PerthshireScotland 
Item 33 of 39197410 William StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandReconstruction and renovation
Item 34 of 39Before 1975McLaren High SchoolCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 39Before 1975Premises for the Clydesdale Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 39Before 1975Shop for MothercarePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 37 of 39Before 1975Shop for MothercarePaisley RenfrewahireScotland 
Item 38 of 391977Inverclyde Royal Hospital  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 391988Woodcroft Telephone Exchange  EdinburghScotlandComprehensive re-glazing scheme


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 11Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp142
Item 2 of 11Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp29 Inverclyde Royal Hospital
p41 Photograph of Woodside Area B
p46 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2 Photograph
Item 3 of 11Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp228 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
Item 4 of 11RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 11RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 6 of 11RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 7 of 11RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 8 of 11RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 9 of 11RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 10 of 11RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 11 of 11RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3InterbuildNovember 1961  p36-9 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
Item 2 of 3Official Architecture and PlanningMarch 1958  126-9 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
Item 3 of 3RIAS Newsletter2003v14, no 5 Winter 2003

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 F no 5665 (Combined Box 93)