Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John McGinn |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||7 November 1949 |
|Died: ||October 2005 |
|Bio Notes: ||John McGinn was born on 7 November 1949 in the village of New Cumnock, Ayrshire and brought up there. At school he was gifted academically and also excelled at sport and music. |
From 1968 he took the full-time course in architecture at the University of Strathclyde, being awarded the BSc in Architectural Studies in 1972 and BArch (Hons) in 1974. In that year he joined Cumbernauld Development Corporation where he remained until 1977. He worked on a variety of projects there including public housing and the design for the new Corporation Headquarters. During this period he participated in the a Scottish-German exchange scheme and spent some time in Munich. He then moved to Nigeria to work in the office of Frank Mbanefo & Associates in Enugu where he worked on the master plan for the University campus, School for Health Service Students, Sokoto. He returned to Scotland two years later and joined T M Miller & Partners, Glasgow. At some point around this time he moved to Eugene Garvey & Partners, Menagh, Eire, then back to Glasgow to Wilson Bennett & Jeffrey in 1987, where he worked on various private housing developments as well as on One Devonshire Gardens, returning to the Miller Partnership for two years where he worked as porject architect on the Maybury Roadhouse and on private housing before joining Wylie Shanks in 1990. In 1992 he became architect in charge of the Inverness branch of Wylie Shanks which was run in association with Hamilton & McWiggan. He was in this post at the time of his election to FRIAS in 1991. He was promoted to Associate in charge of the Inverness office in 1995.
From 2000 he was a partner with Donald MacKillop Associates until the partnership ceased on 31 May 2002. Thereafter he worked for some months as contract architect to Donald MacKillop, presumably completing work in hand. He subsequently started business on his own account in partnership with Joyce White as White & McGinn, the practice later becoming John McGinn Associates.
He fell ill in the autumn of 2004 and died in October 2005. He was survived by his wife Martha.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Dalcross, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private|| ||2005|| |
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |