Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Clark
Designation: Architect
Born: 1871
Died: May 1933
Bio Notes: William Clark was born in 1871 and educated at Dundee High School, University College Dundee and through private classes in mathematics and trigonometry with John Stuart, and in watercolour and sketching with artists D Ramsay Sellars and C G L Phillips, all of Dundee. He served a five-year apprenticeship under Alexander McCulloch, leaving him to work for sixteen years as assistant in the office of John Bruce & Son, followed by eighteen months with the Town Council of the Burgh of Broughty Ferry, six months with Thomas Martin Cappon, and six months with Maclaren & Soutar. He then moved to the office of James Sibbald, where he was chief draughtsman for some years. He was elected LRIBA on 24 June 1912, proposed by William Fleming Wilkie and the Dundee Institute of Architects. At this time he was still assisting Sibbald but had also been appointed Burgh Surveyor and Master of Works in Tayport, a position which he held for eighteen years. He later served as Burgh Surveyor in Newport, Fife, and after his death in 1933 his practice was carried on by William Kelly at the Municipal Buildings, Newport.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Burgh Chambers, William Street, Tayport, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1912 *  
Item 2 of 325, Commercial Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1912 *  
Item 3 of 323, Step Row, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  

* 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 5Alexander McCulloch18861891Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John Bruce & Son18911907Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Thomas Martin Cappon19091909 or 1910Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Maclaren Sons & Soutar1909 or 19101910Assistant 
Item 5 of 5James Sibbald19101912Chief Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Fleming Wilkie24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Dundee 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 20 Old School Board Offices  DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 201886High School for Girls  DundeeScotlandAs assistant to Alexander McCulloch
Item 3 of 201889St Paul's Cathedral Schools  DundeeScotlandAs assistand to Alexander McCulloch
Item 4 of 201890Ward Road public gymnasium  DundeeScotlandAs assistant to Alexander McCulloch
Item 5 of 20After 1891BrookfieldCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 6 of 20After 1891Residence for H Hayes WatsonCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 7 of 20After 1891TullavinCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 8 of 20After 1891WinterdyneCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 9 of 201896AnnfieldCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 10 of 201898Carnoustie Municipal BuildingsCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 11 of 201905Carnoustie Public SchoolCarnoustie AngusScotlandAdditions - as assistant to John Bruce & Son
Item 12 of 20After 1912Newport housing schemeNewport FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 20Before 1912Additions to works and residence for Messrs Smith Laing & CompanySpringfield, Cupar FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 20Before 1912BankTayport FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 20Before 1912Baptist ChurchLochee DundeeScotlandAlterations and decorations
Item 16 of 20Before 1912Cottages for Andrew LambLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 17 of 20Before 1912Liberal Club RoomsTayport FifeScotlandAdditions
Item 18 of 20Before 1912Lochee Free ChurchLochee DundeeScotlandAlterations and decorations
Item 19 of 20Before 1912Princes Street Congregational Church  DundeeScotlandAlterations and decorations
Item 20 of 20Before 1912Shops and dwelling houses for Captain CookTayport FifeScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal27 May 1933 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p600

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v23 no1881