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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|212, Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1906||1929|| |
|5, India Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1931||After 1953||Firm 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
Buildings and Designs
|The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||18 August 1944|| || ||Obituary of Taylor|
|Builder||17 April 1953|| || ||p616|
|Builder||15 May 1953|| || ||p776|