Basic Biographical Details

Name: Mackenzie & MacDonald
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1911
Ended:  
Bio Notes: William Mackenzie was born in Dingwall in 1857. About 1872 he was articled to Alexander Ross of Inverness, and he subsequently attended Edinburgh University, commencing independent practice in Station Road, Dingwall in 1886. He was appointed part-time architect to the County of Ross and Cromarty in 1890, also acting as Inspector of piers and harbours.

By 1911 Mackenzie was carrying out both private and County work from an office in the County Buildings, Dingwall. Late that year he entered into partnership with Donald MacDonald, his assistant in independent practice since 1906. MacDonald was born on 7 November 1879 and articled to Ross & Macbeth from 1896 to 1901 and had been assistant to William Cumming Joass of Dingwall from 1902 to 1906. He was admitted LRIBA on 4 December 1911, his proposers being William Laidlaw Carruthers, Alexander Ross and Robert John Macbeth, all of Inverness. Mackenzie himself did not seek admission as LRIBA until 1925, when he was accepted without the need for proposers. By that time he was County Sanitary Inspector as well as Architect and Surveyor.

Mackenzie retired in the autumn of 1931 and died at Ben View, Conon Bridge on 12 March 1932.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1County Buildings, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1925 

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 2Donald MacDonald1911 Partner 
Item 2 of 2William Mackenzie19111931Partner 

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 51914Aultbea UF ChurchAultbea Ross and CromartyScotlandExecutant architect for Greig, Fairbairn & Mcniven
Item 2 of 51925One Cottage and ByreSlattadale, Loch Maree Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 3 of 51925Three Cottages and Byres Achbashellach Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 4 of 51927Sepcentenary Town HallDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandMacDonald mainly responsible
Item 5 of 51939Ross Memorial HospitalDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandMaternity wing - MacDonald responsible

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal4 June 1932 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Mackenzie