Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Irving Hunter
Born: 4 December 1912
Died: 4 October 1971
Bio Notes: George Irving Hunter was born on 4 December 1912, the son of James Hunter, farmer and his wife Agnes Henderson. He studied architecture from 1932 at Glasgow School of Art and was awarded the diploma in architecture. He admitted ARIBA in 1938 proposed by Thomas Harold Hughes, Norman Aitken Dick and William J Miller. He had gained experience in various architects' offices, very likely with Sir John Burnet & Partners, judging by his proposers. He then moved to London to a post with HM Office of Works. By 1950 he had moved to the Ministry of Works in Glasgow and by 1963 he was resident in Edinburgh, suggesting he worked for the Edinburgh branch of HM Office of Works. In retirement he moved to Ayr.

Hunter died of a brain tumour on 4 October 1971 at Heathfield Hospital, Ayr, survived by his wife, Lydia Irene Guinn and his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 544, Bulstrode Avenue, Houston, Middlessex, EnglandPrivate1938  
Item 2 of 553, Queen's Square, London, EnglandBusiness(?)August 1938  
Item 3 of 516, Gordon Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 540, Woodhall Bank , Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1964  
Item 5 of 57, Craigston Avenue, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1938After 1964Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Norman Aitken Dick5 December 1938For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes5 December 1938For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William J Miller5 December 1938For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 6928 (Combined Box 166)