Basic Biographical Details

Name: Findlater & Murray
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1900
Ended: 1903
Bio Notes: Findler & Murray formed a short-lived partnership from 1900 to 1903. R W Findlater is not found in the British Architectural Library/RIBA 'Directory of British Architects 1834-1914' or 'Who's Who in Architecture 1914': the only entry at RSA, 1902 (658) which does not give Christian names of partners, but the address indicates that Murray was John Murray, born 1868. Murray was articled to John McLaughlan, Edinburgh in 1884 or 1885, and worked as assistant to James Robart Pearson until 1892, and thereafter to Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. He commenced practice on his own account in Edinburgh in May 1899, and entered into partnership with R W Findlater the following year, but in April 1903 lack of business appears to have compelled him to accept an assistant post with the prestigious Liverpool practice of Willink & Thicknesse. He was admitted LRIBA on 27 January 1911 prior to recommencing practice on his own at 21 Market Hill, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 126, Frederick Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1902c. 1907The 1907 date comes from PO Directories and is therefore possibly inaccurate. Findlater perhaps traded as Findlater & Murray for few years after Murray left.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Robert W Findlater19001903Partner 
Item 2 of 2John Murray1900April 1903Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 11901Carnegie Free LibraryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v10, p587(Murray's paper)