Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Margaret (Margot) Florence Muirhead |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||4 February 1912 |
|Died: ||6 May 1993 |
|Bio Notes: ||Margaret Florence Muirhead, known throughout her life as Margot, was born on 4 February 1912, the daughter of Samuel Stevenson Muirhead, measurer, and his wife Grace Smith Taylor. She was death from birth and her mother taught her to lip read, allowing her to communicate in a normal manner. |
She studied architecture at the Royal Technical School in Glasgow from September 1930 and then spent the summer terms of 1932 and 1933 in the office of Laird & Napier, and worked for John B McINnes of Troon from September to November 1934. She obtained her diploma in 1935 and passed the Professional Practice exam in Edinburgh in December 1936. She was admitted ARIBA on 8 March the following year, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and James Taylor, in whose office she was then working. Her home address was then 47 Aytoun Road, Pollokshields, and her declaration accepting her admittance was witnessed by Grace S Muirhead of the same address, probably her mother.
She joined Wylie Shanks and Wylie in June 1938, and worked there continuously until she retired in 1974. She was particularly involved in the first factories to be built on the Hillington, Newhouse and Port Glasgow Industrial Estates during the early 1940s and into the post war years.
Margaret never married, and died at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow on 6 May 1993, her last address being 39 Braeside Avenue, Milngavie.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|47, Aytoun Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1937 *||1950(?)|| |
|39, Braeside Avenue, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland||Private||1993 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|Laird & Napier||Mid 1932||Mid 1932||Apprentice||For summer term only|
|Laird & Napier||Mid 1933||Mid 1933||Apprentice||For summer term only|
|John B McInnes||September 1934||November 1934||Apprentice|| |
|James Taylor||1936(?)||After 1937||Assistant|| |
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Newsletter||August 1993||v4, no7|| ||Death note|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no6351 (combined box 134) (includes death note)|