Basic Biographical Details

Name: Greig & Fairbairn
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1914
Ended: 1925
Bio Notes: The Edinburgh partnership of Greig & Fairbairn grew out of the partnership of Greig, Fairbairn & Macniven when Macniven withdrew to join government service during the First World War. The remaining partnership became Greig & Fairbairn and was fortunate in securing a share of the Scottish National Housing Company's Admiralty Dockyard Garden City at Rosyth in 1915, a development planned and partly designed by Alfred Hugh Mottram from Sir Raymond Unwin's office, which came to an end with the closure of the dockyard in 1925. Thereafter the partnership was dissolved; Fairbairn continued to specialise in housing work, becoming Chief Technical Officer of the Scottish Special Housing Association in 1937-39. Greig continued the practice alone, specialising in 'Mansion House Architecture' (Scottish Biographies 1938). It appears that his practice consisted mainly of modernising existing houses but one large country house designed by him has been identified - Ardtaraig, near Dunoon.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 131, York Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1914c. 1924 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Alfred Greig19141925Partner 
Item 2 of 3Walter Fairbairn19141925Partner 
Item 3 of 3Alfred Sinclair19211924Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 31915Rosyth Garden City, one hundred and fifty housesRosyth FifeScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 2 of 31916(?)ArdtaraigDunoon (near) ArgyllScotlandRemodelling
Item 3 of 31918(?)Rosyth Garden City developmentRosyth FifeScotlandWorked on the scheme while Mottram was in the army

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp33
Item 3 of 4Scottish Biographies1938  E J Thurston (pub.) 
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914