Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Robertson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1868
Died: November 1932
Bio Notes: Andrew Robertson was born in 1868, and was articled to Thomas Dykes of Glasgow from 1882 to 1887, remaining for an additional year as junior draughtsman. He was then assistant to John Graham Peat and Duncan from 1888 until the following year, when he became assistant to Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden, progressing to the position of chief draughtsman in 1890. He travelled in Germany and Holland in 1891 and having passed the RIBA qualifying exam in 1893, was elected ARIBA on 5 June 1893, his proposers being Bryden, William Forrest Salmon and Thomas Lennox Watson. He left Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden in 1896 to commence practice on his own account, and around the turn of the century formed a brief partnership with Thomas Dykes. He returned to work with Robert Alexander Bryden after the latter had split from Clarke & Bell, some time between 1902 and 1906. In 1906 Robert Alexander Bryden died. On inheriting the practice his son Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden took Robertson into partnership.

Robertson continued the practice under the same name after the younger Bryden's death in 1917. He was admitted FRIBA on 5 March 1923, his proposers being David Salmond, James Lochhead and William Brown Whitie.

Joseph Boyd joined the partnership c. 1930, and continued the practice as Bryden Robertson & Boyd after Robertson's death in November 1932.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 718, Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1886After 1889 
Item 2 of 756, Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1893 *  
Item 3 of 765, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18991906 
Item 4 of 7121, Woodstock Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19001927 
Item 5 of 7Richmond Chambers/147, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1906After 1916 
Item 6 of 7278, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1918After 1931(?) 
Item 7 of 7134, Woodstock Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1927After 1929 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8Thomas Dykes18821887ApprenticeRemained as draughtsman to 1887
Item 2 of 8Thomas Dykes18871888Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 8Grahame Peat & Duncan18881889Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden18891890Junior Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 8Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden18901896Chief Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 8T Dykes & Robertsonc. 1898Before 1906Partner 
Item 7 of 8Bryden & Robertson19061930 or 1932PartnerUnclear whether name changed to Bryden Robertson & Boyd in 1930 or 1932
Item 8 of 8Bryden Robertson & Boyd1930(?)1932(?)PartnerUnclear whether name changed from Bryden & Robertson to Bryden Robertson & Boyd in 1930 or 1932

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Robert Alexander Bryden5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 2 of 6James Lochhead5 March 1923for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6William Forrest Salmon5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 4 of 6David Salmond5 March 1923for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Thomas Lennox Watson5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 6 of 6William Brown Whitie5 March 1923for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6John Armour (junior)Early 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 6Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 6Robert Whitelaw Caldwell24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 6John Rutherford Johnstone20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 6Elizabeth Stevenson King (Mrs Ghuman)Early 1932for Associateship
Item 6 of 6John Bothwell SteelLate 1910for Licentiateship

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 27After 1894North Kelvinside Secondary SchoolNorth Kelvinside GlasgowScotlandAs chief assistant to Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden
Item 2 of 27After 1896HouseNewlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 27After 1896HouseLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 27After 1896HousesWhitecraigs GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 27After 1896Pollok Estate, cottages and farm alterations  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 271898City Improvement Trust warehouse  GlasgowScotlandSecond premiated competition design (50 premium)
Item 7 of 271899Springburn & Cowlairs District HallsSpringburn GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 8 of 27After 1900Premises for James Howden  GlasgowScotlandAdditions?
Item 9 of 27190244-46 Monkton RoadPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 271902Shop, High StreetPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 271903Glasgow Maternity Hospital  GlasgowScotlandCompleted to designs by R A Bryden
Item 12 of 271904Factory for Kosmoid LtdDumbuck DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 13 of 271906Isle of Man Industrial Home for Orphan and Destitute ChildrenGlencrutchery DouglasIsle of ManCompleted the scheme
Item 14 of 271906Quarrier's Homes, Consumptive HospitalBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandThird block
Item 15 of 271906Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Infectious Diseases HospitalYorkhill GlasgowScotlandCompletion
Item 16 of 27After 1906Earlston SchoolEarlston BerwickshireScotlandRebuilding?
Item 17 of 271907Premises for James Howden  GlasgowScotlandAdditions?
Item 18 of 27After 1908Belmont HouseSpringburn GlasgowScotlandAdditions/alterations?
Item 19 of 271910Higher Grade Secondary SchoolDuns BerwickshireScotlandAdditions - may also have done further work on this
Item 20 of 271910Quarrier's Homes, Mount Zion ChurchBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 21 of 271911Inverkeithing SchoolInverkeithing FifeScotlandSenior Primary School
Item 22 of 271918Glasgow Maternity Hospital  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 23 of 27After 1918War MemorialBroughton PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 24 of 271926Glasgow Seamen's Institute  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 271930West of Scotland Agricultural College  GlasgowScotlandNew block added
Item 26 of 271937CinemaHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 27 of 271937Super Cinema, Hillington  GlasgowScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal12 November 1932 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p27

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research on addresses by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v12 p54 (microfiche 54/B2); F no1906 (microfilm reel 16)