Alison Blamire obituary

By Alistair Blamire

My wife, Alison Blamire, who has died aged 66, was an architect, teacher and artist. Together we set up Arcade Architects in 1981 on the south side of Edinburgh, where the practice remained until 2011. It created some award-winning local projects in the 1990s and 2000s including flats at Lyne Street, the Mossman Houses and Flora Stevenson's Nursery School.

Alison was one of very few female principals in private practice in Scotland. She taught architectural design at Glasgow School of Art for almost 20 years and was heavily involved in committee work. She was an original board member of Architecture and Design Scotland, the body responsible for implementing the Scottish government's Policy for Architecture and Place.

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