Basic Biographical Details

Name: Sutherland & Pirie
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1902
Ended: 1907
Bio Notes: George Sutherland was born in 1861 and was articled to Pirie & Clyne of Aberdeen in 1878 but transferred to Ellis & Wilson before completing his apprenticeship. He then moved to Glasgow where he served as draughtsman to an unspecified firm before commencing practice on his own account in Banff in 1884. By 1890 he had moved to 51 High Street, Elgin, where he was elected to the School Board and designed the towered H H Richardson-Romanesque Victoria School of Science and Art, evidently only one of several commissions as Honeyman had seen 'some creditable buildings' designed by him prior to 1894. At that date he had also received a commission for a mission hall in Aberdeen. Sutherland sat the qualifying exam in Glasgow in March 1894 and immediately sought admission as ARIBA, his proposers being John Honeyman, Arthur Cates and Lacy William Ridge. In his application he acknowledged his lack of travel abroad but stated that he had spent a good deal of time measuring Elgin Cathedral, Pluscarden Priory, 'some old Scotch castles' and 'old buildings in Aberdeen': He was admitted on 11 June of the same year. He entered into partnership with Louis Harper of Aberdeen at the beginning of 1896. When in partnership with Harper, Sutherland's one major commission was a large block in Bridge Street, the remainder being speculative housing, some of it for himself.

About 1899 or 1900 Harper withdrew from the partnership. Sutherland continued as sole practitioner through 1900 and 1901 but at the beginning of 1902 he entered into partnership with James M Pirie as Sutherland & Pirie. Pirie's relationship, if any, to John Bridgeford Pirie and his son Bridgeford MacDougall Pirie is unknown but he had commenced practice c.1899 or 1900, and had designed a couple of substantial houses by the time of the partnership.

The partnership with Pirie ended in 1907 when Sutherland went into partnership with Clement George .

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 240, Union Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1902  

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 3George Sutherland19021907Partner 
Item 2 of 3James Masson Pirie19021907Partner 
Item 3 of 3James William Spence19031907Apprentice 

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 641902Four houses, Bright Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 641902House and shops, Elmbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 641902House, Albyn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 641902House, Erskine Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 641902House, Fonthill Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 641902House, King Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 641902House, Menzies Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 641902Houses, Fonthill Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 641902Offices for John Fleming & Co  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 641902Offices, Palmerston Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 641902Premises for Edmund Barrie  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 641902Premises for James Robertson  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 641902Premises of Gordon Smart Aboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 14 of 641902Scottish Life Offices  AberdeenScotlandBuilder 2 November 1901 indicates that Sutherland was more than just the executant architect for Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. Roles of respective architects! still unclear
Item 15 of 641902Six houses, Duthie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 641902Two houses, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 641902Two houses, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 641902Two houses, Walker Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 19 of 641902Warehouse, Hadden Street and Carmelite Lane  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 641903Five houses, Gladstone Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 641903Four houses, Froghall Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 22 of 641903Four houses, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 641903House, Belmont Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 641903House, Broomhill Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 641903Houses and shops, Elmbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 26 of 641903Property for Mrs Hamman, John Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 27 of 641903Six houses, Hammerfield Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 641903Six houses, Westburn Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 641903Two detached houses, Erskine Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 30 of 641903Two houses, Berryden Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 31 of 641903Two houses, Crawford Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 32 of 641903Two houses, Elmbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 33 of 641903Two houses, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 34 of 641903Two houses, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 35 of 641903Two houses, Sycamore Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 36 of 641903Two houses, Westburn Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 37 of 641904Four houses, Fonthill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 38 of 641904Four houses, Hammerfield Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 39 of 641904Four houses, Whinhill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 40 of 641904House, Clifton Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 41 of 641904House, Fonthill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 42 of 641904House, Westburn Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 43 of 641904Premises for W Booth  AberdeenScotland 
Item 44 of 641904Shops and house, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 45 of 641904Two houses, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 46 of 641904Two houses, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 47 of 641904Two houses, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 48 of 641904Two houses, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 49 of 641904Two houses, Whinhill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 50 of 641905House, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 51 of 641905House, Hutcheon Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 52 of 641905Six houses, Duthie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 53 of 641905Stanley Hotel  AberdeenScotland 
Item 54 of 641905Three houses, Holburn Street and one house, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 641905Two houses, Devanha Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 56 of 641905Two houses, Devanha Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 57 of 641905Two houses, Devanha Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 58 of 641905Two houses, Holburn Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 59 of 641905Two houses, Holburn Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 60 of 641906Five houses, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 61 of 641906Hotel, Guild Street and Market Street corner  AberdeenScotland 
Item 62 of 641906House and greenhouse, Walker Dam Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 63 of 641906House, Whinhill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 64 of 641906Two houses, Polmuir Road  AberdeenScotland 

References

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