Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Gairns Laskie
Designation: Architect
Born: 1862
Bio Notes: Alexander Gairns Laskie was born in Dundee in 1862 and came of an old Dundee mercantile family. He was articled to James Maclaren & Son in Dundee from 1884 to 1889 and remained there as a draughtsman for a further year before moving to the office of Charles & Leslie Ower in the same city. In 1891 he left to become architect to the Garscube Estate, a position he held until 1905 when he commenced independent practice in Glasgow. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, proposed by William Gardner Rowan, John Thomson and Robert Douglas Sandilands; by that time he was working from his home address at 3 Douglas Gardens, Bearsden. His practice was probably almost exclusively domestic.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Roselynn/3, Douglas Gardens, Bearsden, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1912After 1934 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3James Maclaren & Son18841889Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Maclaren & Son18891890Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 3C & L Ower18891891Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Gardner Rowan24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Douglas Sandilands24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Thomson24 June 1912for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 81891Garscube Estates  GlasgowScotlandVarious works, including factor's house - as estate architect
Item 2 of 81901Dunfallandy MansionPitlochry PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 8After 1905House for Andrew GrayMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 4 of 8After 1905House for John SandemanBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 8After 1905House for John WallaceMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 6 of 8After 1905House for Mark HurllTemple MidlothianScotland 
Item 7 of 8After 1905House for Matthew BlackwoodCraigton GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 8After 1905Villa for John CochraneTemple MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Addresses from research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v25 no2004