Basic Biographical Details

Name: T Dykes & Robertson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1898
Ended: Before 1906
Bio Notes: Thomas Dykes was born in 1853 and articled to Edward and Robertson, Dundee, from 1869 to 1874; his nomination paper states that he commenced independent practice in 1880 and does not account for the period 1875-79 when the EU church at Dumbarton was designed. When admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911 his address was 69 West Regent Street, Glasgow and his house 1 Rochdale Place, Mount Florida. Around the turn of the century he formed a short-lived partnership with Andrew Robertson. Robertson had been born in 1868 and articled to Dykes from 1882 to 1887, remaining as a draughtsman until 1888. In 1888-89 he spent some months wth Peat & Duncan, thereafter becoming assistant and chief draughtsman to Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden to which practice he returned as partner.

After the dissolution of the partnership with Robertson prior to 1906, Dykes took Hugh Dale into partnership. Born in 1872, Dale had been articled to Henry Edward Clifford in 1887 and had remained as an assistant.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 165, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 18981906 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7John Forrest Steel (or John Forrester Steel?)July 18961897Junior Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 7Archibald ScottDecember 1897c. August 1902Apprentice 
Item 3 of 7Edward Toughc. 1898c. 1900Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Andrew Robertsonc. 1898Before 1906Partner 
Item 5 of 7Thomas Dykesc. 1898Before 1906Partner 
Item 6 of 7Andrew Danskine Aitken19001904Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Archibald Scottc. August 190228 February 1903Draughtsman 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 51898City Improvement Trust warehouse  GlasgowScotlandSecond premiated competition design (50 premium)
Item 2 of 51899Springburn & Cowlairs District HallsSpringburn GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 3 of 5After 1900Premises for James Howden  GlasgowScotlandAdditions?
Item 4 of 5190244-46 Monkton RoadPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 51904Factory for Kosmoid LtdDumbuck DunbartonshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal12 November 1932 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp27

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1243 (Dykes); A v12 p54 (microfiche 54/B2); F no1906 (microfilm reel 16) (Robertson)