Andy MacMillan

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Professor Andrew "Andy" MacMillan OBE RSA FRIAS RIBA (11 December 1928, Maryhill, Glasgow - 16 August 2014, Inverness) was a Scottish architect, educator, writer and broadcaster. He served as head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow between 1973 and 1994 and was awarded the Royal Society of Arts gold medal (1975) and the inaugural lifetime achievement award of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.[1] In 1986 he was Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University.[2]

MacMillan joined his lifelong friend Isi Metzstein at Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1954 and the pair went on to become the firm's lead designers, both becoming partners in the business in 1966.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992.[3]

National Life Stories conducted an oral history interview (C467/112) with Andy MacMillan in 2013 for its Architects Lives' collection held by the British Library.[4]


Television series

See also


  1. ^ Chapman, Tony (18 August 2014). "Obituary: Andy MacMillan". bdonline. Building Design. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. ^ Baxter, Neil (19 August 2014). "Obituary". The Scotsman. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  3. ^ The Telegraph, Obituary. Retrieved 14 November 2014
  4. ^ National Life Stories, 'MacMillan, Andy (1 of 10) National Life Stories Collection: Architects' Lives', The British Library Board, 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2018
  5. ^ "Architect Biography Report". Dictionary of Scottish Architects.
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