Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alan Neill Stewart
Born: 26 August 1938
Died: March 2007
Bio Notes: Alan Neill Stewart was born on 26 August 1938. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1956-64, gaining his certificate in 1961 and passing the RIBA external final exams in 1965. He was elected ARIBA in 1966.

His first post from 1965 was as project architect with Cumbernauld Development Corporation, and in 1972 he was promoted to Assistant Principal Architect (Planning) in which post he remained until 1979. During the period 1972 to 1976 he undertook research which investigated and demonstrated the design integration of roads and pedestrian crossings/bus stops and traffic calming winthin housing areas in Cumbernauld. In this post he was leader of a team which was responsible for the town extension plan including the design philosophy for new housing and commercial developments.

In 1979 he moved to a post as Senior Planning Officer (Urban Design) with Glasgow City Planning Department and from 1980 Assistant Chief Planning Officer. In the latter post he was head of Urban Design, developing policies, with responsibility for briefs, competitions and major projects such as the Cathedral precinct project and the city-wide lighting initiative. He was also responsible for the Glasgow Garden Festival initiative in 1987-88 and for the City of Culture initiatives from 1989-90.

In 1980 he became Head of Urban Design within the Planning Department.

He was elected FRIAS in 1993. He served as a member of the GIA council for two years and was a member of the GIA Environment Committee for six years. From 1975 until the 1990s he conducted seminars and gave lectures at the Universities of Manchester and Strathclyde and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. In 1989 he published 'Glasgow Revealed' on Glasgow's public sculpture.

He retired in May 2004 and died in March 2007.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4126, Novar Drive, Hyndland, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1965After 1970 
Item 2 of 4Cumbernauld House, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1979  
Item 3 of 4Glasgow DC, Planning Dept, Design Section/84, Queen Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1984 *  
Item 4 of 4City Council Planning Dept, Urban Design/231, George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1994c. 2004 

* 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 5Cumbernauld New Town Development Corporation19651972Architect 
Item 2 of 5Cumbernauld New Town Development Corporation19721979Assistant Chief'Assistant Principal Architect Planning'
Item 3 of 5Glasgow City Planning Department19791980Senior Architect'Senior Planning Officer Urban Design'
Item 4 of 5Glasgow City Planning Department1980 Chief ArchitectHead of Urban Design
Item 5 of 5Glasgow City Planning Department19801993Assistant Chief'Assistant Chief Planning Officer Urban Design'

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 41963Abronhill I HousingCumbernauld New Town LanarkshireScotlandAs project architect
Item 2 of 41963Two housing developments at NorthsideCumbernauld LanarkshireScotlandAs project architect
Item 3 of 41967Cumbernauld Town Centre, Phase IICumbernauld New Town LanarkshireScotlandAs project architect
Item 4 of 41972Development plan for town extension areaCumbernauld LanarkshireScotlandAs Assistant Principal Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p230 Cumbernauld Town Centre
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   

Archive References

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