Basic Biographical Details

Name: J & W Maclaren
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1850
Ended: c. 1852
Bio Notes: James Maclaren was born in Dundee on 11 March 1829, the son of William Maclaren and Mary Anderson, and was christened on 22 March. He was articled to David Smith who had succeeded to James Black's practice, but Smith died in 1845 or early 1846 and he completed his apprenticeship with ____ Johnstone who was a land surveyor rather than an architect. Nevertheless he managed to secure a place in the office of David Bryce in Edinburgh from which he won the Soane Medallion in 1848 at the early age of nineteen, the subject being a vast complex of public baths. In 1850 he returned to Dundee to commence practice with his brother William, perhaps at his father's wish. William had been born on 12 May 1831 (christened 22 May); nothing is known of his training. The partnership was very brief: it is not yet known whether William died or followed another profession. In that same year James won the competition for the Peel Monument at Forfar and soon thereafter he was appointed architect and surveyor to the Panmure estate, perhaps through the influence of Bryce.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee, ScotlandPrivate/business   

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 3James Maclaren1850c. 1852Partner 
Item 2 of 3William Maclaren1850c. 1852Partner 
Item 3 of 3William Alexanderc. 1856(?)c. 1861(?)Apprentice 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from William Salmond, William Patrick, James McIntosh Patrick, Ann Patrick, Stuart O Barron, Peter Young and Ian Gordon Lindsay