Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Campbell
Designation: Architect
Born: 1863
Died: 19 December 1926
Bio Notes: Hugh Campbell was born in 1863, the son of John Campbell, railway pointsman and his wife Ann McKenzie. He was articled to H & D Barclay of Glasgow in 1878, remaining there until 1890 when he took a five-year study break. At the end of it he was engaged by the Burgh of Coatbridge under the Burgh Surveyor, Alexander McGregor Mitchell, to design the municipal buildings of that town. On completing this work he found further employment as chief assistant to Robert Alexander Bryden, with whom he remained until 1905 when he set up practice on his own account at 156 St Vincent Street.

Campbell married Mary Jane Carmichael of Kilmarnock.

Campbell was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. In 1919 he took George Hunter Gardner-McLean into partnership as Campbell & Gardner-McLean.

Campbell died of pneumonia at 7 Grosvenor Terrace, Hillhead on 19 December 1926. His wife had predeceased him but he was survived by his daughter. It appears that the partnership of Campbell & Gardner-McLean had been dissolved in the previous year as Gardner-McLean had seemingly entered into partnership with Alexander Gardner, who may have been a relative, at 134 Bath Street.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 72, Inglefield Terrace, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1896  
Item 2 of 721, Westmoreland Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1901 *  
Item 3 of 7147, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904 *  
Item 4 of 7156, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19051924 or 1925 
Item 5 of 7Coislader, Dumbreck, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 6 of 7212, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1924 or 1925  
Item 7 of 74, Dargavel Avenue, Dumbreck, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1926 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4H & D Barclay1878c. 1883Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4H & D Barclayc. 18831890Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Robert Alexander Brydenc. 18951905Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Campbell & Gardner-McLean19191925Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Alastair Marshall McMichaelSeptember 1909c. 1910(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Thomas JackAugust 1910April 1915Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 81894Coatbridge Municipal BuildingsCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandWorking under Alexander McGregor Mitchell (carried out 27,000-worth of work)
Item 2 of 81903Forsyth Memorial EU Congregational ChurchGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 81905Blantyre Methodist ChurchBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 8After 1905Christian Institute  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 8After 1905Church and buildings, Burgher StreetParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 8After 1905Warehouse, Carlton Place and South Portland Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 81907Anniesland Mansions and HallAnniesland GlasgowScotlandTenements and hall for J W Gordon Oswald
Item 8 of 81913Baptist ChurchMaybole AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Clarke1896Clarke's Airdrie Directory for 1896   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v16 no1169