Basic Biographical Details

Name: Maurice Hickey
Born: 25 November 1931
Died: 13 January 2007
Bio Notes: Maurice Hickey was born on 25 November 1931, the son of Maurice Hickey, engineer/turner and his wife Marion Ure Griffiths. He took the Certificate Course and Post- Certificate Course in architecture at Glasgow School of Art from 1954-61. He subsequently studied for the diploma in town planning from 1964-65 while at the same time working as Deputy Burgh Architect and Deputy Town Planning Officer in Kilmarnock. he was elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1964. In 1965 he moved to take a post as senior industrial architect with George Wimpey & Co, Scotland. In 1967 he acted as design co-ordinator for Scottish Gas Headquarters, Livingston and the Daily Record Office Building, Glasgow. He remained with Wimpey for six years and in 1971 transferred to become assistant with Estates and Buildings at the University of Strathclyde rising to become Deputy Estates and Buildings Officer in in 1981 and Estates and buildings Officer in 1987. In this post he was responsible to the University for all matters related to estates and buildings.

During his period with the University he worked on most of the buildings including Murray Hall, Lord Todd Garnet Hall, Forbes Hall, Curran Building, EAC Building, Collins Building, Wolfson Centre, Todd Centre. He also lectured to Department of Architecture year-out students during the session 1979-80. (about this time he ceased his membership of the RIBA).

In December 1996 he retired from his post with the University. He died on 13 January 2007 survived by his wife, Florence Mabel Findlay, and his children and grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 512, Heathfield Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 589, London Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate19641965 
Item 3 of 5George Wimpey Architects Department, Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopriggs, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  
Item 4 of 515, Glenbank Road, Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1980s2007 
Item 5 of 5University of Strathclyde Estates Division, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1987  

* 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 5Kilmarnock Burgh Council Architect's Department19641965Deputy Architect 
Item 2 of 5George Wimpey Ltd, Scottish Division, Architects Department19651971Senior Architect 
Item 3 of 5Strathclyde University Estates Department19711981Assistant Architect 
Item 4 of 5Strathclyde University Estates Department19811987Deputy Architect 
Item 5 of 5Strathclyde University Estates Department19871997Chief Architect 

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 11961Dam Park StadiumAyr AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

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