Basic Biographical Details

Name: David McGibbon
Born: 12 August 1904
Died: 29 November 1958
Bio Notes: David McGibbon was born at Sauchie, Clackmannanshire on 12 August 1904, the son of John McGibbon, joiner, and his wife, Helen Tait. From October 1920 to October 1925 he was articled to Thomas Aikman Swan in Edinburgh while at the same time studying part-time in the morning at Edinburgh College of Art and in the evening at Heriot Watt. In November 1935 he moved as assistant to the practice of Allan L Goodwin, also in Edinburgh and then in April 1930 as assistant architect to the practice Auldjo Jamieson & Arnott but returned to Goodwin after a year. He became a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1930.

From January 1934 to April 1941 he worked in independent practice. During the Second World War he held a post as Regional Architect with the Ministry of Home Security, Home Office Region No 1, Northern. From July 1945 resumed private practice with offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Lanark. He was elected LRIBA on 9 October 1956. No proposers are recorded.

McGibbon died on 29 November 1958 at the Royal Oak Hotel, Lanark. He was survived by his wife Williamina Wilson Nivison.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 251, Cleveland Gardens , Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandPrivate/business19451958Builder 16 March 1945 for 1945 date
Item 2 of 240, Bloomgate, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1956 *  

* 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 5Thomas Aikman SwanOctober 1920October 1925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Alan Lawrie Goodwin (or Alan Laurie Goodwin, or Alexander Lawrie Goodwin, or Allan L Goodwin)November 1925April 1930Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottJune 1930December 1931Assistant Architect 
Item 4 of 5Alan Lawrie Goodwin (or Alan Laurie Goodwin, or Alexander Lawrie Goodwin, or Allan L Goodwin)January 1932December 1933Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Ministry of Home SecurityApril 1941July 1945ArchitectAs Regional Architect, Region no 1, Northern

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 11945Auction MartLanark LanarkshireScotlandAlterations and Additions


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 PapersL no6770 (Combined Box 159)