Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Hamilton
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 April 1871
Died: 27 December 1942
Bio Notes: Andrew Hamilton was born on 28 April 1871, the son of Thomas Hamilton, joiner, and his wife, Agnes Russell Waddell. He was articled to William McNicol Whyte of Glasgow in 1886, transferring to John Burnet Son & Campbell in 1888 to complete his apprenticeship and studying at the Glasgow School of Art and Technical College. In 1891 he moved to Thomas Graham Abercrombie's office as a draughtsman, later becoming principal assistant. From 1916 to 1918 he was engaged on war work with shipbuilders William Beardmore & Co. After the war, in 1919, he went into partnership in Paisley with Henry (Harry) Cook, whose previous partnership with James Craig Barr had recently been dissolved.

Hamilton did not seek membership of the relevant professional bodies until late in life. He was elected FIAS in 1925 and was admitted LRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being John Watson, George Arthur Boswell and the then secretary of the Glasgow Institute of Architects, the latter presumably with a view to becoming FRIBA as he was elected as such later the same year, proposed by Watson, Boswell and Andrew Graham Henderson.

Hamilton retired in 1941 and died in Glasgow on 27 December 1942. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 27, Gilmour Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1930 *1939 or after 1940 
Item 2 of 215, Traquair Drive, Cardonald, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1930 *1942 

* 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 5William McNicol Whyte18861888Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Burnet Son & Campbell18881891Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Thomas Graham Abercrombie18911916DraughtsmanLatterly Principal Assistant
Item 4 of 5William Beardmore & Co Ltd19161918Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Cook & Hamilton19191941Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5George Arthur Boswell1931for Fellowship
Item 2 of 5George Arthur BoswellEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5Andrew Graham Henderson1931for Fellowship
Item 4 of 5John Watson1931for Fellowship
Item 5 of 5John WatsonEarly 1931for Licentiateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Samuel McColl (sometimes misspelt MacColl)5 March 1934for Associateship

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 241911Craigton bakeryGovan GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 2 of 241919Paisley TheatrePaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAddition and alterations
Item 3 of 24After 1919Lochfield Public SchoolPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 4 of 24After 1919Renfrewshire Education OfficesPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 24After 1919ShopsPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 24After 1919Shops  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 241923Craigton bakeryGovan GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 8 of 24c. 1924House, Stonefield AvenuePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 241926Craigton bakeryGovan GlasgowScotlandRemodelling including demolition of 1897 bakery. Addition in 1927 - Elderpark Street elevation and part of Craigton Road.
Item 10 of 241926Galbraiths warehousePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 11 of 241926KirktonGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 12 of 24c. 1926Gryffe CastleHouston, Bridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandReconstruction of building as children's home
Item 13 of 241928Palace Picture TheatrePaisley RenfrewshireScotlandPlans to be submitted
Item 14 of 241930Erskine Golf ClubhouseErskine RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 15 of 241930LeethlandPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 241931House at GlenpatrickPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 241931Messrs Lawrie & Smith Premises, 29 SandgateAyr AyrshireScotlandExtension
Item 18 of 241932New Templar HallPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 241935New SchoolPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 20 of 241937Paisley Grammar School, Penilee Sports PavilionPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 21 of 241937Warehouse and retail premises for Galbraiths Stores LtdPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 22 of 241937Warehouse for Galbraiths Stores LtdScotstoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 241938Airdoch, Thornly ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 24 of 241939Galbraiths Store  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 January 1943  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3581 (box 13); F no2914 (box 14)