It is with sadness we heard of Andy MacMillan’s passing. Many of us were taught by him, learnt from his buildings, and collectively are the beneficiary of his focus on good architecture and its bedding in the city. Some thoughts and anecdotes from colleagues who benefited directly from his influence:
Karen Pickering "Andy made such a difference to my career and life. I applied to the Mac to study for my Diploma and was lucky to be interviewed by Andy and offered a place at the school. Without that I wouldn’t have moved to Glasgow, met my partner Colin, or worked for Page\Park. He was such a colourful character in the profession and he will be greatly missed."
Colin Glover "It is a sad day for me today on finding out about Andy. He was the driving force at the school throughout my time there and a vital part of my education . His undiminished enthusiasm for good, modern, urban architecture helped forge the views that I still hold dear today. However, it is his inspirational lectures to our year group that stick most in my mind; Glasgow, Mackintosh, Le Corbusier and not forgetting that great urban wall that is Novar Drive."
Chris Mummery "I belong to a generation that had the good fortune to be taught by the triumvirate of Andy MacMillan, Isi Metzstein, and John Richards. Andy was the last of these modernist musketeers who were instrumental in guiding my generation and made an indelible impression on our post-Mackintosh Art School practice. Together in their inimitable style, they took no prisoners, instilling in us a commitment to a modern response to the architectural challenge."