Basic Biographical Details

Name: Joseph Boyd
Designation: Architect
Born: 1873
Died: 2 January 1946
Bio Notes: Joseph Boyd was born in 1873, the son of Jane Boyd. He attended Stow College of Science and from 1890-1895 Glasgow School of Art. He was awarded the Queen's Prize for construction and design. He commenced practice at 16 Jamieson Street, Govanhill in 1899.

In 1919 Boyd recommenced practice at 276 Langside Road, Crosshill but moved to a city centre address at 58 West Regent Street in 1924 only to retreat again to house and office at 122 Hatton Gardens, Cardonald. He was admitted LRIBA in 1925 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Architects of Scotland. He was taken into the Bryden & Robertson practice by Andrew Robertson about 1930. He continued the practice after Robertson's death in 1932 as Bryden Robertson & Boyd. It operated from 147 Bath Street and it was still in operation at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Boyd died on 2 January 1946 at 122 Hatton Gardens in Glasgow. he was survived by his wife Elizabeth Carson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6122, Hatton Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1946 
Item 2 of 616, Jamieson Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1899  
Item 3 of 6276, Langside Road, Crosshill, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19191924 
Item 4 of 658, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19241925 
Item 5 of 6122, Hatton Gardens, Cardonald, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1930 *c. 1931(?) 
Item 6 of 6147, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1930 *c. 1940(?) 

* 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 2Bryden & Robertsonc. 1930After 1932PartnerUnclear whether name changed to Bryden Robertson & Boyd in 1930 or 1932
Item 2 of 2Bryden Robertson & Boyd1930 or 19321940PartnerUnclear whether name changed from Bryden & Robertson to Bryden Robertson & Boyd in 1930 or 1932

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 111904Tenements for Messrs A StewartIbrox GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 111906Workshop, Darnley Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 111909Feuing Land, ThornliebankThornliebank Glasgow Won first premium in competition
Item 4 of 111920Crosshill Picture HouseGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 111933Hall & arcade  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 111933Westway Cinema, Paisley Road WestCardonald GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 111935Glasgow Maternity Hospital  GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 8 of 111937CinemaHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 9 of 111937Regent Cinema  GlasgowScotlandPlans prepared for alterations
Item 10 of 111937Renfrew Cinema  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction and extension proposed
Item 11 of 111937Super Cinema, Hillington  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

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 Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3092 (microfilm reel 36)