Basic Biographical Details

Name: Malcolm Livingston McIsaac
Born: 3 January 1898
Died: 5 April 1984
Bio Notes: Malcolm Livingston McIsaac was born on 3 January 1898, the son of Thomas McIsaac, iron turner, and his wife Sarah Edmiston. From 1915-16 he studied at Glasgow School of Art and was apprenticed to Bruce & Hay in Glasgow about this time. The sequence of events in his early career are not clear. At some point he had a course of tuition with Leslie Stuart Stanley, 161 West Heath Road, London. He also studied architecture and town planning at the Polytechnic there. He sat his final exam in Edinburgh. He probably returned to Glasgow after completing the course in London. He was admitted ARIBA on 12 December 1939, proposed by Professor William James Smith, Leslie Stuart Stanley and Francis Lorne.

McIsaac worked as an assistant with the practice of George Arthur Boswell for two years, then moved to another post as assistant with the British Aluminium Company's Architect's Department in Burntisland. At some point he spent a year in New York with the practice Mayers, Murray & Phillip. He was AMTPI by 1950.

He worked in Glasgow, latterly for the practice Covell Matthews. His home address was in Helensburgh. He resigned from the RIBA in 1979.

He died aged 86 at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow on 5 April 1984. His wife Catherine Oman, had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6232, Gourlay Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  
Item 2 of 635, Binend Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 633, Glentyan Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 4 of 633, Glendevon Square, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1964 *After 1970 
Item 5 of 68, Scott Court, James Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1978 *  
Item 6 of 61b, Killermont View, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateAfter 19781984 

* 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 5George Arthur Boswell  Assistant 
Item 2 of 5British Aluminium Company Architects Department  Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Bruce & Hay  Apprentice 
Item 4 of 5Mayers, Murray & Phillip  AssistantSpent one year with this practice in New York
Item 5 of 5Covell Matthews Partnership ScotlandBefore 1979(?) Architect(?) 


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 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

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 McIsaac: A no7346 (Combined box 185)