Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Leonard Parry
Died: 31 October 1989
Bio Notes: Robert Leonard Parry studied the degree of DA at Glasgow School of Art later converted to BArch at the University of Strathclyde). He qualified in 1950, becoming ARIBA that year. He was initially employed by East Kilbride Development Corporation. He moved to become an associate with Sam Bunton & Associates before joining David Hughes in partnership in 1961. He was admitted ARIAS in 1964.

He remained in partnership with Hughes until ill-health forced him to retire in August 1988.

In his private life Parry was a keen golfer and musician. His musical ability was such that he could have made this his career had he chosen to do so.

Parry died on 31 October 1989, survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 325, Southill Avenue, Burnside, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1950After 1954 
Item 2 of 339, Highburgh Drive, Burnside, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1960 *After 1970 
Item 3 of 3268, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1979 *After 1984 

* 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 3East Kilbride Development Corporation1950s Architect 
Item 2 of 3Sam Bunton & AssociatesLate 1950s(?) Architect 
Item 3 of 3Parry & Hughes1961August 1988Partner 

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 101961Housing, Kennishead  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 101961Housing, SummerfieldDalmarnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 101962Mixed housing developmentDalmarnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 101968Four tower blocks, Acre Road Housing DevelopmentMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 101969Housing development, Banner Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 101969Housing, Kennishead  GlasgowScotlandPhase 2
Item 7 of 101969Housing, SummerfieldDalmarnock GlasgowScotlandPhase 11 of the housing - 142 units
Item 8 of 101972135 housing units, Barone RoadRothesayButeButeScotland 
Item 9 of 10Before 197590 bedroom HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 10Before 1975Kingsmills HouseInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 7Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp235
p381 Gazetteer 2
Item 2 of 7RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 7RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Industrialised Building Systems and ComponentsApril 1967  p9-11 Summerfield, Dalmarnock
Item 2 of 2RIAS NewsletterJanuary 1990v1, no7 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership