Death announced of ‘outstanding champion of architecture in Scotland’

THE death has been announced of an “outstanding champion of architecture in Scotland”.

Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith was aged 96.

He was president of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland between 1971 and 1973.

Says the RIAS, here: “As well as his contribution to the RIAS – in recognition of which he was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award – Sir James held numerous other positions including deputy chair of the Edinburgh International Festival, trustee of the Architectural Heritage Fund, president of the Scottish Civic Trust and trustee of the Theatres Trust. He was appointed CBE in 1976 for services to architecture and education, and knighted in 1996.”

The RIAS announcement began: “We are sad to learn that Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith, who was President of the RIAS from 1971-1973, has died. He was an outstanding champion of architecture in Scotland, and will be deeply missed.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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