Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David Gardiner Hardie |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||28 September 1896 |
|Died: ||12 May 1968 |
|Bio Notes: ||David Gardiner Hardie was born on 28 September 1896, the son of Robert Montgomery Hardie, minister of religion, and his wife, Mary Street Smith. It is not yet known if he was related to Alexander Murray Hardie, architect. |
He began his professional studies in October 1919 with a course in naval architecture at Glasgow University. He attended the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1924, obtaining his diploma and an exemption from the RIBA final exam in June 1930. Two years prior to that he had been awarded the RIAS Rutland Prize, which had enabled him to spend six weeks in and around London studying modern construction. He was admitted ARIBA in early 1932, his proposers being John Begg, William Theodore Percival Bryce and Frank Charles Mears. By that time he had joined the firm of Reid & MacLeod in Haddington.
Hardie was in a part-time partnership with Morton John Heddell Cowie (born 1905) from 1935 to 1940, based at 11 Melville Street, Leith, whilst Hardie lived at the Manse of Cockpen, Bonnyrigg. From 1939 Cowie and Hardie carried out the design and construction of air raid shelters across Edinburgh, Hardie patenting his own shelter design in the following year.
Hardie died at his home in Temple Village on 12 May 1968, survived by his wife Isabella (or Isabel) Wilson Mcnee.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|10 Temple Village, Temple, Midlothian, Scotland||Private|| ||1968|| |
|Manse of Cockpen, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland||Private||Before 1932||After 1939|| |
|11, Melville Street, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||1935||After 1950|| |
Employment and Training
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no4904 (combined box 43)|