Biography of Michael McLellan MBE RIBA
About Michael McLellan
Michael was born 10 March 1925 in Battersea, London and went to school at Tollington Grammer School in Muswell Hill, London.
He studied Architecture at the Northern Polytechnic from 1941-49. This was interrupted by 3½ years serving in the Royal Navy as Sub Lieutenant RNVR. After which he returned to complete his studies and qualified as an Architect 1949.
After qualification he worked with private architects Eason and Robertson, the New Scotland Yard architects' department, then Coventry City Architect's Department. His most famous building is the Olympic-sized Coventry Central Baths - now listed Grade II by English Heritage (see Buildings page for more).
In 1974 he moved to the newly formed Waverly Borough Council as Chief Architect where he set up the architects department. His team went on to design many award winning schemes.
He was awarded MBE in the 1984 New Years Honours for services to Architecture.
He retired from Waverly in 1987 and took up part-time architectural consultancy work for a few years. He has painted from his earliest days, as architects often do, and this activity has increased since his retirement.
He married Geri, a fellow architectural student, in 1951 and had two sons and a daughter all born while they were living in Blackheath, London and now has six grandsons.