Tributes paid to ‘gifted architect’ Michael Gilmour

The office campus for Subsea7 designed by Michael Gilmour Associates
The office campus for Subsea7 designed by Michael Gilmour Associates

A “gifted” architect and lecturer who won a number of awards for his buildings has died aged 73.

Michael Gilmour had been part of the architectural community in Aberdeen for more than 30 years.

Having initially qualified from the Duncan and Jordanstone school of architecture in Dundee, he then moved to Manchester and Leeds.

Moving his young family to Aberdeen in 1974, Michael took a lecturer’s position at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture.

During his time there, he worked with Professor Robin Webster who paid tribute to his former colleague.

He said: “Mike was a very gifted architect and committed teacher who brought all of his considerable experience and insight in the practice and purpose of architecture to the aid of his students.

“His natural talent as a designer, along with his wit and intelligence, meant that he was widely loved and respected by students and staff, and will be greatly missed.”

Mr Gilmour founded his own practice which later became a partnership with his friend and fellow architect John Buchan.

Michael Gilmour Associates forged a reputation for being design-led, focusing on quality design with Michael constantly pushing to deliver the best building for his clients.

Michael is survived by his wife Hilary, sons Simon, Jamie, Gavin and Joe and his grandchildren.

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