Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alan Neill Stewart |
|Designation: || |
|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 :|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|126, Novar Drive, Hyndland, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1965||After 1970|| |
|Cumbernauld House, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Business||1979|| || |
|Glasgow DC, Planning Dept, Design Section/84, Queen Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1984 *|| || |
|City Council Planning Dept, Urban Design/231, George Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||Before 1994||c. 2004|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this :|
|Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham|| ||Docomomo Scotland Leaflet|| || ||p230 Cumbernauld Town Centre|
|RIBA||1965||The RIBA Kalendar|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|RIBA||1984||RIBA Directory of members|| || || |
|RIBA||1994||A Directory of RIBA Members|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this :|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |