Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Charles Robertson Muir |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||28 December 1903 |
|Died: ||5 November 1948 or 6 November 1948 |
|Bio Notes: ||Charles Robertson Muir was born on 28 December 1903, the son of John Muir, mechanical engineer and his wife Catherine Robertson. From 1920 he attended classes at Glasgow High School where he took Building Courses I & II including maths and freehand drawing. He then studied at Glasgow School Art and attended courses in the History of Architecture, Building Construction, Design, Geology, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry. During this period he was articled to James Wright of Glasgow. |
From 1925-30 in order to gain practical experience Muir worked for the building contractors A & D Muir of Blanefield in Stirlingshire who were presumably relatives. From 1930-32 he was assistant manager with the company but in 1932 moved to become an assistant with Renfrew County Council and in 1939 transferred to a similar post with the Corporation of Paisley.
In 1946 he was elected LRIBA, his proposers being Jack Coia, Charles A McLuckie, President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and William McLean, Secretary of the Institute.
Muir died prematurely of arterio sclerosis on 5 or 6 November 1948 aged only 44 years. He was survived by his wife, Helen Dick Hunter.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Corporation of Paisley/14, Gilmour Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Business||1939||After 1946|| |
|57, Colinslee Avenue, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||Before 1946||After 1948|| |
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Jack Antonio Coia||15 October 1946||For Licentiateship|
|___ McLean||28 December 1946||For Licentiateship|
|Charles A McLuckie||15 October 1946||For Licientateship|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no 5951 (Combined Box 110)|