Margaret Brash Brodie

Biography of Margaret Brash Brodie

Margaret Brash Brodie
Margaret Brash Brodie

Margaret Brash Brodie graduated from the University BSc in 1930. She was born in Largs, Ayrshire, daughter of John, a civil engineer.

In 1925 Brodie first matriculated at the University aged 19 to study architecture. After graduating she was admitted ARIBA (Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects) and went on to work for the architectural firm Watson Salmond & Gray, designing the new Paisley Infectious Diseases Hospital. She later moved to London to take the position of assistant architect at Burnet, Tait & Lorne, later working at Mewes & Davis in 1938.

During the Second World War Brodie worked in East Anglia, designing aerodromes for the Air Ministry. After the war ended she returned to Scotland to work in the Edinburgh office of Burnet, Tait & Lorne. She later set up her own practice at Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire. Brodie also acted as a consultant to several engineering firms, and sat on the Church of Scotland's Advisory Committee on Artistic Questions.

In 1995 Brodie was created a Fellow of the Glasgow School of Art at a special graduation to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the school. She passed away in Beith on 14 April 1997.


Margaret Brash Brodie
Born 10 June 1907.
Died 14 April 1997.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1930;
Occupation categories: architects
Record last updated: 9th May 2017

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