Alastair Galbraith Law
Surveyor, Construction Manager
Alastair Galbraith Law, 71, a surveyor and construction project manager, died of cancer Sept. 23 at a hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a resident of Chevy Chase and Bethesda for 31 years until last October, when he returned to the city of his birth.
Mr. Law was project manager and provided financial oversight on many major construction projects in Washington, including the World Bank, the Army Navy building, Intelsat's headquarters, the International Finance Corp., the National Building Museum and the National Education Association headquarters. He also worked on U.S. embassies in Russia and Eastern Europe and on hospitals, museums and hotels around the world.
His most recent employer was SmithGroup Consulting of Washington. He had previously worked for Sir Robert Matthew and Johnson Marshall & Partners; for MMP International; and for Anadac.
He graduated from Dundee College of Technology in Scotland and served in the British Army as a second lieutenant. Mr. Law was a visiting professor at Howard University and at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He received the John Carnegie Award for Technology from Dundee College.
He was a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom and was a member of Kenwood Country Club and the Army Navy Club.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia Wilson of Glasgow; three sons, Michael A. Law of Portola Valley, Calif., Timothy D. Law of Washington and Nicholas G. Law of Charlotte; a sister; and three grandchildren.