Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hutton & Taylor
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1906
Ended: After 1943
Bio Notes: David Bateman Hutton was born at Hill Street, Kirkcaldy on 29 April 1880, the son of Robert Bateman Hutton 'mercantile clerk or consulting engineer' and his wife Isabella Bain. He commenced his apprenticeship with David Woodburn Sturrock of Glasgow in 1895, moving to the office of Robert Miller in 1898 and studying at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College under Charles Gourlay. He stayed with Miller until 1901, by which time the firm had become Miller & Black, and thereafter spent two years with Neil Campbell Duff. In 1903 he became an assistant to James Miller, remaining there until he passed the qualifying exam, and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December 1906, his proposers being James Miller, William Leiper and James Milne Monro. His travels prior to that date appear to have been limited to Paris and its environs.

In the same year, 1906, he set up practice at 212 Bath Street with Thomas Lumsden Taylor. Taylor had been born in 1881 at Blackfriars, Glasgow (Reg Dist 644/5, Entry No 772), the son of Thomas Taylor, bowl manufacturer and Isabella Lumsden. He had been educated at Kelvinside Academy and Kings College on the Isle of Man. In 1897 he had been articled to Honeyman & Keppie, attending classes at Glasgow School of Art (1897 to 1902) and Royal Technical College. After completing his articles, he had remained with the same firm for a year-and-a-half as an assistant working closely with John Honeyman, before moving in 1904 to James Miller's office and then joining Rowand Anderson & Paul a year later. In 1906 he had travelled extensively in the French cathedral towns and the Loire Valley. Thereafter he is said to have spent his summer holidays touring England and Scotland with his sketchbook.

Hutton & Taylor were accomplished designers, particularly in ecclesiastical work, but had few large-scale opportunities. Taylor was admitted LRIBA in 1910, his proposers being Keppie, Miller and Hutton. His nomination papers give a birth date of 3 July 1880, but since this conflicts with birth records it seems that he gave a false date in order to appear to have reached the required age of thirty. Both Hutton and Taylor were elected FRIBA in 1915, Hutton's proposers being James and Robert Miller and John Watson, whilst Taylor's were Keppie, James Miller and John Watson. At that date Hutton held the position of chief lecturer in Building Construction at Glasgow High School. During the First World War Taylor was commissioned as Lieutenant, Kings Own Scottish Borderers.

Hutton continued the practice alone after Taylor's retirement through ill health in 1943. Hutton was unmarried. He died of cancer of the stomach at 1 Claremont Terrace, Glasgow, on 25 February 1959, his usual residence at that date being 21 Botanic Crescent.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2212, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19061929 
Item 2 of 25, India Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1931After 1953Firm was certainly on India Street in 1953, but can't be certain of street number... ( Builder ref, 17 April 1953, p616) Address 5 India Street in 1947

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 4Thomas Lumsden Taylor19061943Partner 
Item 2 of 4David Bateman Hutton1906After 1943Partner 
Item 3 of 4James Smith (junior)April 1924May 1928Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4George Annand19301933Apprentice 

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 26After 1906House for A D Mackinnon EsqKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 26After 1906Magdalene Home and Females House of RefugeLochburn GlasgowScotlandAlterations, additions and renovation
Item 3 of 26After 1906Offices and Works for the North British Bottle Manufacturing Company LtdShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 26After 1906Offices for Burmeister & Wain Diesel Oil Engine Company Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 26After 1906Percy Street Special School for Invalid ChildrenCessnock GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 261908Blantyre Cottage HospitalBlantyre LanarkshireScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 7 of 261912Kelbourne School, Hotspur Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 261912Offices and Works for the North British Bottle Manufacturing Company LtdShettleston GlasgowScotlandFurnace house added
Item 9 of 261913Boiler works for the London & Glasgow Engineering & Iron Ship Building Co  GlasgowScotlandAddition to office block
Item 10 of 261914Garrioch Special School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 26c. 1920Royal Engineers War MemorialChatham KentEngland 
Item 12 of 261921Council housing, Henrietta StreetGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 261922Chicago Tribune TowerChicago IllinoisUnited States of AmericaReceived honourable mention, though did not win competition
Item 14 of 261924Hillhead Established ChurchHillhead GlasgowScotlandNew pulpit - Taylor responsible
Item 15 of 261925DrimardHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandHouse and garage
Item 16 of 261926The RowansBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 17 of 261929DrimardHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandMaid's room
Item 18 of 261929MoorcroftKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 261929Town Hall and Municipal OfficesDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAwarded 2nd premium in competition.
Item 20 of 261931ChurchCarntyne GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 261931King's Park Parish Church  GlasgowScotlandWon job in competition
Item 22 of 261934Newbank ChurchParkhead GlasgowScotlandWon job in competition
Item 23 of 261935KnockavalleyGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 24 of 261939Braehead Street RC School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 261947Landers Ltd Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 26 of 2617 April 1953Public school, Percy Street  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for new school


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder18 August 1944  Obituary of Taylor
Item 2 of 3Builder17 April 1953  p616
Item 3 of 3Builder15 May 1953  p776