Basic Biographical Details

Name: Malcolm Stark & James Lindsay
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1883
Ended: c. 1884
Bio Notes: Malcolm Stark was born in Kirkintilloch in 1854 and articled to William N Tait of Glasgow c.1870. On completing his apprenticeship he spent about two years as an assistant in several Glasgow offices prior to commencing practice in Glasgow on his own account c.1876, the publication of his competition designs for Greenock Municipal Buildings almost immediately establishing his reputation as an outstanding classical designer.

In 1883 or 1884 Stark entered into a short-lived partnership with James Lindsay, perhaps only for the purpose of entering the New Admiralty and War Office competition. Lindsay had been born in Glasgow in 1857, the son of William Lindsay, victualler and his wife Mary Duncan. He had been educated at St James Parish School and Glasgow High School, and articled to Peat & Duncan, c.1872-77, remaining with them for a further three years as draughtsman during which time he had studied at Glasgow School of Art and won the RIBA Silver Medal in 1876. In 1880 he had set up practice on his own account at 196 St Vincent Street and had immediately come into some prominence by submitting a very accomplished Beaux-Arts design in the Glasgow Municipal Buildings competition which was published in the 'British Architect' on 20 October 1882 and reflected his friendship with James Sellars. He had been admitted ARIBA on 3 January 1881, his proposers being John Honeyman, William James Audsley and John Burnet.

The partnership was quickly dissolved if ever formalised.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1167, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1884c. 1884 

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 2James Lindsayc. 1884c. 1884Partner 
Item 2 of 2Malcolm Starkc. 1884c. 1884Partner 

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 11884New Admiralty and War OfficeWhitehall LondonEnglandAwarded 600 premium, though did not secure job


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.