Basic Biographical Details

Name: Norman Alexander Barr
Born: 30 January 1943
Bio Notes: Norman Alexander Barr was born in Johnston, Renfrewshire on 30 January 1943, the son of Alexander Barr, school-teacher and his wife Thomasina Cowan. He studied for the degree of BSc (Arch) at the University of Strathclyde. He was elected ARIBA 1966 and joined Baxter Clark & Paul in 1967. By 1970 he was working in the Glasgow office and seems to have remained there. He was appointed Associate in 1972 and Senior Associate in 1975. He was responsible for the supervision of Paisley General Hospital. He later (after 1984) was appointed a partner but left to set up practice on his own. By 1994 he was practising as Norman Barr Associates.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 267, Gardner Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 2 of 237, Banavie Road, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness(?)1994 *  

* 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 4Baxter Clark & Paul1967 Architect 
Item 2 of 4Baxter Clark & Paul1972 Associate 
Item 3 of 4Baxter Clark & Paul1975 Senior Associate 
Item 4 of 4Baxter Clark & PaulLate 1970s or early 1980s Partner 

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 33 96 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 33 Aberdeen Airport  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 33 BenRiach Glenlivet DistilleryGlenlivet BanffshireScotland 
Item 4 of 33 Blocks of buildings, Drysdale StreetAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 5 of 33 Clydesdale BankInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 33 College of Domestic Science  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 33 Commercial DevelopmentCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 33 Housing for the East of Scotland Housing AssociationBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 33 Lindsay Court, Dundee Technology Park  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 33 Local Authority housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 11 of 33 New Factory Buildings, Annick Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 33 Office block, West Nile Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 33 Offices for Claben Ltd (Hauliers)  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 33 Offices for Clydebank District CouncilClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 33 Offices for Conoco Limited  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 33 Paisley District General HospitalPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 33 Penny Lane HousingNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 18 of 33 Peterhead     
Item 19 of 33 Playhouse Site  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 33 Shopping Development for Fine FareBridge of Don AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 33 SSEB training CentreCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 33 St Peter's Street Housing and Commercial DevelopmentPeterhead Aberdeenshire  
Item 23 of 33 Strathmore Housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 24 of 33 Telephone Exchange  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 33 Tillydrone licensed premises  AberdeenScotland 
Item 26 of 33 United States Airforce AccommodationDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 27 of 33 Whinnieknowe Gardens HousingNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 28 of 331973Dundee High School  DundeeScotlandSports club added
Item 29 of 331977Edinburgh Airport  EdinburghScotlandGeneral Aviation Building and Cargo Handling Building
Item 30 of 331981Upper Dens redevelopment  DundeeScotland 
Item 31 of 33c. 1981Car rental facilities for Avis  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 33c. 1981RavelrigBalerno MidlothianScotlandAlterations? New Buildings?
Item 33 of 331988Dorward Gardens and White's Place HousingMontrose AngusScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp35
Item 2 of 4RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p66-7 Offices for Claben Ltd

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material Baxter Clark & Paul folder