Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Dr) Duncan McKenzie Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 December 1919
Died: 21 April 2004
Bio Notes: Duncan McKenzie Stewart was born on 22 December 1919, the son of Duncan Stewart, chauffeur, and his wife Barbara Sharpe. From October 1938 until 1941 he was apprenticed to the Midlothian County Architect while studying part-time at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. He passed the intermediate exam in 1942 and finished the diploma course in June 1944. He was admitted ARIBA on 16 October 1945, his proposers being John Ross McKay, Robert Stirling Reid, and Leslie Grahame Thomson, whose supporting statement noted that 'he won both the Rowand Anderson and Rutland Prizes of the RIAS - a most unusual distinction'. His nomination papers give his personal address as c/o Leslie Grahame Thomson.

He moved to Liverpool and studied there for the degree of Phd. He ran his own practice there and undertook a wide range of work, including schools, churches, housing, planning work and offices. It appears that work was hard to come by in the 1970s, as he resigned his RIBA membership in 1978. From 1985 was a senior lecturer at Liverpool University. He would appear to have returned to Scotland as he re-joined the RIAS in 1992 (having been a member at some point previously). He continued be a member until almost his eightieth birthday, but ceased to work.

He died on 21 April 2004 at St Michael's Hospital, Linlithgow. His wife, Janet Elizabeth MacGregor, had predeceased him. He was survived by his son Duncan and daughter Janet.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3The Garden House, Champfleurie, Linlithgow, West Lothian, ScotlandPrivate/business(?) 2004 
Item 2 of 312, James Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 38, Dunes Drive, Formby, Livrpool, EnglandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 1Midlothian County Council Architect's Department19381941Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Ross McKay16 October 1945for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Stirling Reid16 October 1945for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)16 October 1945for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8532 (combined box 212)