Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ronald ('Ron') Scott Sutherland
Designation: Architect
Born: 1934
Bio Notes: Ronald Scott Sutherland, known as Ron, was born in Fife in 1934 and attended school in Anstruther. Perhaps inspired by an uncle who was an architect, he studied at the Dundee School of Architecture, Duncan of Jordanstone College, which he recalls as 'an intimate college' with only nine students in the final year. After spending his final year out in Glasgow, he qualified and was admitted ARIBA in 1959. He then went to Australia to broaden his experience, working on a library building for Wollongong Teachers' College and becoming an associate with the Sydney practice Joseland & Gilling.

By 1969 he had returned to the UK and settled in London, joining the Burke Martin Partnership and remaining with Hugh Martin as partner after the practice had split in that year. He returned with Martin to Scotland, and preferred Edinburgh to London. Much of his work involved shopping centres, including the St James Centre in Edinburgh.

He remained with the firm until his retirement in 1993.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Fife, ScotlandPrivate1934 Place of birth and childhood.
Item 2 of 31a, Findlay Avenue, Roseville Avenue, New South Wales, AustraliaPrivate/businessEarly 1960s  
Item 3 of 331, Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* 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):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Joseland & GillingAfter 1959Before 1969Associate 
Item 2 of 4Hugh Harold Martin1969 Partner 
Item 3 of 4Burke Martin Partnership (or Ian Burke, Hugh Martin & Partners)Before 19691969  
Item 4 of 4Hugh Martin & Partners1970After 1980Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 641962Maxwelltown CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housingHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 641966Wollongong Teachers College LibraryWollongong SydneyAustraliaas Associate with Joseland & Gilling
Item 3 of 641967Commercial development, Brandon StreetMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 641969Commercial College, Constitution Road, Dundee  Dundee, AngusScotlandCarried out job?
Item 5 of 641969Health CentreDenburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 64Before 1969Qantas Building  SydneyAustraliaas Associate with Joseland & Gilling
Item 7 of 64Late 1960sAberdeen City Centre Commercial Development Plan  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 64Late 1960sKingdom Shopping CentreGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 9 of 64Mid 1960sMuseum and LibraryInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 641970sClydesdale BankGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 641970sDistrict Shopping CentreSunderland County DurhamEngland 
Item 12 of 641970sInternational headquarters for Low & Bonar  DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 641970sKirkwall airportKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandExtensions
Item 14 of 641970sMulti-storey carpark  DundeeScotland 
Item 15 of 641970sMunicipal aerodromeInverness Inverness-shireScotlandExtensions
Item 16 of 641970sOffices, Fettes Row  EdinburghScotlandRefurbishment
Item 17 of 641970sOffices, Queen Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 641970sOvergate redevelopment  DundeeScotlandAngus Hotel claimed to be by Hugh Martin & Partners in RIBA Directory
Item 19 of 641970sPrestwick International Airport  AyrshireScotlandExtension
Item 20 of 641970sPrimary schoolDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 21 of 641970sPrimary schoolAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 22 of 641970sRoyal Bank of Scotland  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 641970sRoyal Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotland 
Item 24 of 641970sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 25 of 641970sSecondary SchoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 26 of 641970sSecondary SchoolAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 27 of 641970sTown Centre redevelopment Bathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 28 of 641970sTown Centre redevelopmentConsett County DurhamEngland 
Item 29 of 641970Bank of Nova Scotia branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 641970Bank of Nova Scotia branch  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 641970Huntershill HouseBishopbriggs DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of ground floor of house and extension to form recreation centre.
Item 32 of 641970St James Centre and Government Offices  EdinburghScotlandCompletion
Item 33 of 641970Tartan ClubFountainbridge EdinburghScotland 
Item 34 of 641970Water filtration plant  DundeeScotland 
Item 35 of 64After 1970Coommercial development  DundeeScotland 
Item 36 of 64After 1970Shopping and Office development, Bridge StreetInverness    
Item 37 of 641971Bishopbriggs Sports CentreBishopbriggs DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 38 of 641971Denburn CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housing  AberdeenScotland 
Item 39 of 641971Multi-storey car park, site of Old Black's BuildingsDenburn AberdeenScotlandScheme mainly carried out by Hugh Martin & Partners?
Item 40 of 641972Dunblane High SchoolDunblane PerthshireScotlandNew school - phase I
Item 41 of 641972Forestry Commission officeCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 42 of 641972Offices, West North Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 43 of 641972Primary schoolAberfeldy PerthshireScotlandExtensions
Item 44 of 641973Commercial CentreGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 45 of 641973District CentreSunderland  England 
Item 46 of 641973Factory at Farburn EstateDyce AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 47 of 641973Hutcheon Street CDA, multi-storey and low-rise housing  AberdeenScotland 
Item 48 of 641973Industrial EstateBucksburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 49 of 641973Industrial EstateBucksburn AberdeenScotland 
Item 50 of 641973Planning study for Zetland County CouncilSullom VoeMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 51 of 641973Private residential developmentInverkip RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 52 of 641974Mercat Housing Society developmentHyndland GlasgowScotland 
Item 53 of 641974Offices, Chapel Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 54 of 641974Timber component housign  AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 641975Civil Aviation HouseCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 641975New Glenrothes HouseGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 57 of 641976Menzies' Hanover Buildings  EdinburghScotlandWindows reglazed and E extension built.
Item 58 of 641977Bank of ScotlandMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 59 of 641978Clyde Shopping CentreClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 60 of 641981Eastgate Shopping CentreInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 61 of 641982Britoil Building, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandJob architect
Item 62 of 641984Two 2-storey blocks, Murraygate  DundeeScotland 
Item 63 of 641985National Bank of Scotland, Aberdeen Union Street Branch  AberdeenScotlandExtension to Market Street
Item 64 of 641988Department of EmploymentCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp129
Item 2 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Ron SutherlandInterview of Ron Sutherland by Jessica Taylor, 9 December 2009 at Easter Belmont Road