Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Craig Boyd
Designation: Architect
Born: 1877
Died: 7 November 1958
Bio Notes: William Craig Boyd was born in 1877. We know nothing of his early education but he was an apprentice in the office of Campbell Douglas & Morrison from September 1895 to January 1901. He then became assistant to William Flockhart, remaining there until July 1903. His movements for the rest of that year are unknown but he spent the first five months of 1904 travelling in France, Spain and Italy, setting up in independent practice in Glasgow thereafter. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

He died on 7 November 1958, leaving moveable estate of 35,109 7s 7d. He does not appear to have been married nor to have had a family.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 39, Kirklee Circus, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1958 
Item 2 of 36, Queen's Gardens, Dowanhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 350, Wellington Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1953 

* 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 2Campbell Douglas & MorrisonSeptember 1895January 1901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2William FlockhartJanuary 1901July 1903Assistant 

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 1James TaylorAugust 19041910Apprentice 


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 151895(?)Sandeman Public LibraryPerth PerthshireScotlandAs apprentice to Campbell Douglas
Item 2 of 151897(?)Kirkcaldy Burgh Infectious Diseases HospitalKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs apprentice to Campbell Douglas
Item 3 of 151900St Michael's HouseInveresk MidlothianScotlandAs apprentice to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 4 of 151901Alterations to houses in MayfairMayfair LondonEnglandAs assistant to William Flockhart
Item 5 of 151901Lansdowne HouseNotting Hill LondonEnglandAs assistant to Flockhart
Item 6 of 15After 19048 Somerset Place  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 15After 1904Alteration to house, Huntly Gardens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 15After 1904HouseKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 15After 1904HouseBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 15After 1904Lethangie HouseMilnathort Kinross-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 151905Marylebone Presbyterian Church HallMarylebone LondonEnglandAs assistant to William Flockhart.
Item 12 of 151905Villa ar corner of Glencairn Street and Porterfield StreetKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 151913Warehouse and workshops  GlasgowScotlandGarage at rear. New repair shop
Item 14 of 15c. 1920Park of DrumquhassleDrymen StirlingshireScotlandWestern addition
Item 15 of 1527 February 1953Premises of Garage Proprietors Co Ltd (Hillhead), Otago Street  GlasgowScotlandRestoration and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder27 February 1953  p360

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2New Register HouseWills and Testaments  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v16 no1134