Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Russell Scott
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1925
Bio Notes: Thomas Russell Scott was born about 1925. He studied for the degree of BArch at Strathclyde. He was elected ARIBA in 1950. That year he took a post as junior assistant with the practice Keppie practice which at that time was Keppie Henderson & Gleave. He was promoted to assistant and then senior assistant before 1955 in which year he became a junior partner. In 1960 he became a senior partner with the practice which was Keppie Henderson & Partners by that date. He was involved in his early days with the practice in school, factory and office buildings. Latterly he specialised in hospital design and was partner in charge with Richard De'Ath of a number of large projects undertaken by the practice.

He was elected FRIBA in 1968, proposed by Jack Coia, Ninian Johnston and Walter Underwood.

Scott was active in professional matters and served on the Council of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and as well a acting as public relations officer for the Institute. He also served on the council of the RIAS and was a member of the Joint Building Group in Scotland and of the Joint Standing Committee. He acted as RIBA external examiner to the RIAS and of the School of Architecture in Strathclyde University where he also lectured on their Post Graduate Management Course.

He retired in 1986 and resigned from the RIBA in 1989.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 351, Polwarth Gardens, Hyndland, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1950  
Item 2 of 376, Victoria Park Drive North, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1955After 1960 
Item 3 of 34, Tannoch Drive, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1963After 1987 

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 1Keppie Henderson & PartnersLate 1950s or early 1960After 1981Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Jack Antonio Coia5 June 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Ninian Rutherford Jamieson Johnston5 June 1968For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Walter Underwood5 June 1968For Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Douglas Gordon McKellar Adam25 July 1970For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Allen ('Mick') Short Matheson8 April 1970For Fellowship

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 66 Glasgow School of Art, Foulis Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 661956Littlewoods Store  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 661957University of Glasgow, James Watt Engineering Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 661958Offices for Motherwell Bridge and Engineering CompanyMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 661959St Benedict's RC Primary SchoolEasterhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 66Early 1950sVale of Leven HospitalAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 7 of 661960sDixons Blazes Industrial estate  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 661960sIndustrial EstateRutherglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 661960sIndustrial EstateBirkenshaw YorkshireEngland 
Item 10 of 661961Littlewoods Supermarket  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 661962Garnethill redevelopmentGarnethill GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 661962Jordanhill College, Crawfurd Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 661963Falkirk Royal InfirmaryFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandExperimental block (and theatre block?)
Item 14 of 661963University of Glasgow, Biochemistry Buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 661964Govan Combination Poorhouse and AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandMaternity Unit, new kitchen and staff dining rooms, new pharmacy building, rehabilitation centre and staff residential accommodation. Also partner in charge according to his RIBA Nomination paper.
Item 16 of 661964Johnstone High SchoolJohnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 661964University of Glasgow, Hydrodynamics Laboratory and Astronomy Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 661965University of Glasgow Students Union  GlasgowScotlandExtension to E gable
Item 19 of 661965Westerm Infirmary, accident and emergency department  GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 661965Western Infirmary Redevelopment Phases I and II  GlasgowScotlandPartner in charge with Richard De'Ath.
Item 21 of 661966Cranhill Secondary SchoolCranhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 661966University of Glasgow, Engineering Block  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 661967Jordanhill College, Henry Wood Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 661967Jordanhill College, refectoryJordanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 661967Premises for Littlewoods Mail Order Service  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 661967Stirling Royal Infirmary, Maternity UnitStirling StirlingshireScotlandPartner in charge with Richard De'Ath.
Item 27 of 661968Gartnavel General Hospital  GlasgowScotlandPartner in charge with Richard De'Ath.
Item 28 of 661968Jordanhill College, (Scottish School of Physical Education) Science and Mathematics Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 661968Sheriff Court of Glasgow, Gorbals Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 66c. 1968Woodside Health Centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 661969Kirkintilloch High SchoolKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 32 of 661969University of Glasgow, Rankine Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 66Late 1960sStirling Royal Infirmary, nurses' residenceStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 34 of 661970Glasgow College of Food Technology  GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 661970Glasgow School of Art, Fra Newbery Tower  GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 661970Western Infirmary, nurses' home  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 661971Western Infirmary, nurses' training school  GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 661974Airdrie District (Monklands) General HospitalAirdrie LanarkshireScotlandPartner in charge with Richard De'Ath.
Item 39 of 66Before 1975St Gregory's SchoolRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 40 of 66Before 1975Store for LittlewoodsKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 41 of 661976Mitchell ArcadeRutherglen Glasgow/LanarkshireScotland 
Item 42 of 661977St David's UF Church Hall and OfficesKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandHarled additions
Item 43 of 661978Beaumont Hospital   Eire 
Item 44 of 661980Apsley House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 45 of 66Before 1981Bakery for RHM LtdAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 46 of 66Before 1981Bakery for RHM Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 47 of 66Before 1981Glasgow High School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 48 of 66Before 1981Head office for GKN Ltd  Birmingham  
Item 49 of 66Before 1981Health CentreAirdrie Lanarkshire  
Item 50 of 66Before 1981Health CentreGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 51 of 66Before 1981Health CentreGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 52 of 66Before 1981Housing for Hanover Housing AssociationDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 53 of 66Before 1981Housing for the Hanover Housing AssociationEarlston BerwickshireScotland 
Item 54 of 66Before 1981Housing for the Hanover Housing AssociationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 55 of 66Before 1981Housing for the Hanover Housing AssociationDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 56 of 66Before 1981Housing for the Hanover Housing Association  GlasgowScotland 
Item 57 of 66Before 1981Industrial Estate for Taylor Woodrow Industrial EstatesStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 58 of 66Before 1981Industrial Estate for Taylor Woodrow Industrial EstatesCambuslang GlasgowScotland 
Item 59 of 66Before 1981Industrial Estate for the SDANewhouse LanarkshireScotland 
Item 60 of 66Before 1981Industrial Estate for the SDAAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 61 of 66Before 1981Office block for John Laing Development Company  GlasgowScotland 
Item 62 of 66Before 1981Office block for Ravenstone Securities Ltd  Dublin  
Item 63 of 66Before 1981Regional General Hospital  DublinEire 
Item 64 of 66Before 1981Shopping CentreBaillieston GlasgowScotland 
Item 65 of 661986The Forge CentreParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 66 of 661987202-228 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandInteriors gutted and replaced.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp146
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp12, p169 Vale of Leven Hospital
p28 Falkirk Royal Infirmary prototype wards;
Glasgow's Western Infirmary;
Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow
p155 Ward Unit and Operating Theatre Suite, Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births