Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Alexander McCrory
Born: 9 June 1937
Died: 1 January 2001
Bio Notes: Andrew Alexander McCrory was born on 9 June 1937. He studied for the diploma in architecture at Glasgow College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1963. He worked as an assistant with Wylie Shanks & Partners from 1961-63 and with I M Pei in New York from 1965-67. After his return to the United Kingdom he worked with the Building Design Partnership, becoming senior partner in 1976 and office chairman in 1986. Three years later he was promoted to the post of architectural chairman for the BDP practice. He was elected Fellow of the RIAS in 1993. At that time he was described as spending 'a considerable time weighing up the options for a scheme until he has a clear vision of the best solution' and was 'willing to listen to the views of others'.

Outwith his professional life he was s keen sailor and lover of nature.

He died suddenly on 1 January 2001, survived by his wife Jenny and their son David.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4120, Cloberhill Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960 *After 1965 
Item 2 of 4c/o Allison/90, Swindon Crescent, Baillieston, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1970  
Item 3 of 4Heron House/116, Pitt Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1979 *  
Item 4 of 45, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1984 *After 1994 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Wylie Shanks & Partners19611963Assistant 
Item 2 of 5I M Pei19651967Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Building Design Partnership (later BDP)1976 Senior Partner 
Item 4 of 5Building Design Partnership (later BDP)Before 1979 Partner 
Item 5 of 5Building Design Partnership (later BDP)1986 ChairmanOffice chairman. Architectural chairman in 1989.

Buildings and Designs

This 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 17Before 1975Landscaped office for the Scottish Tourist Board  GlasgowScotlandMay not have been involved.
Item 2 of 17Before 1975Shopping CentreNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotlandMay not have been involved.
Item 3 of 17Before 1975University of Strathclyde, Todd Building (Faculty of Bio-Sciences)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 171976Queen's College  GlasgowScotlandRear extension - as architect with BDP - described as Phase 3
Item 5 of 171980sUpper Dens redevelopment  DundeeScotlandLandscaping between houses including gazebo
Item 6 of 17Before 1981Biosciences building for the University of Strathclyde  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 17Before 1981Clyde Iron WorksCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandFeasibility study
Item 8 of 17Before 1981Factory for SDAVale of Leven DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 17Before 1981Feasibility study at Cuningar LoopDalmarnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 17Before 1981Houses for Tarbert EstatesTarbert ArgyllScotland 
Item 11 of 17Before 1981Land reclamation Ballachulish ArgyllScotland 
Item 12 of 17Before 1981Tenements at LinthouseLinthouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 17Before 1981Tenements at ReidvaleReidvale GlasgowScotlandRehabilitation
Item 14 of 171982Waverley Market Centre  EdinburghScotlandAs senior partner.
Item 15 of 171988Atlantic Quay  GlasgowScotlandAs Chairman of BDP
Item 16 of 171989Her Majesty's Theatre, Gorbals StreetGorbals GlasgowScotlandFrontage of theatre - as Chairman of BDP
Item 17 of 17Before 981Factory for SDABeith AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered ArchitectMarch 2001v12, no2 Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership