Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Graham Patrick
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 May 1863
Died: 4 May 1951
Bio Notes: Andrew Graham Patrick was born in Perth on 12 May 1863 (incorrectly given in some sources as 1864), the son of William Patrick, a captain in the merchant service, and Barbara McFarlane, and was first apprentice and then the leading draughtsman at David Smart's office in Perth.

In 1893 he won an open competition for a major project in Post Townsend, Washington State, USA, and emigrated to British Columbia to supervise it. There he was joined by his fiancťe Helen M M Anderson, whom he married in Vancouver on 15 July 1893. They set up home at 1 Erie Street, Victoria, on 1 August of that year but when their elder son William was due to be born Helen expressed a wish to return home and the Port Townsend project was handed over to a local practice to execute. On his return to Scotland in 1894 Patrick found employment as chief draughtsman to George Gordon Maclaren and his younger brother John Turnbull Maclaren being responsible for the firmís more adventurous designs of the later 1890s and early 1900s.

After George Gordon Maclaren died in 1899 John Turnbull Maclaren continued as sole partner for a few years before merging his practice with that of Charles Geddes Soutar, a much younger architect than Patrick, born in 1878. Although Patrick and Soutar got on well at a personal level, this resulted in Patrickís role within the practice declining to being in charge of the drawing office where he produced beautiful presentation drawings of Soutarís projects.

In 1920 Maclaren and Soutar merged their practice with that of the Salmonds who were chartered surveyors rather than architects. While this did no add to the design capability of the practice, it made it seemed less likely that Patrick would be taken into partnership. Patrickís son William, then in charge of Frank Thomsonís practice while the latter was recuperating in Finland, decided to set up his own practice in Dundee, invited his father to join him as senior partner. This Andrew Patrick declined to do as a final resolution of his position within the firm Maclaren Soutar Salmond took him into partnership in 1921, his role within the firm essentially the same, other than in a few instances where he had a personal connection with the client.

In 1946 Charles Geddes Soutar suffered a serious breakdown in mental capacity and was obliged to retire, Andrew Patrick briefly becoming senior partner at the age of eighty-three after fifty-two years in charge of its drawing office. He died in 1951, the practice being continued by William Salmond and Stuart Barron: the practice title of Maclaren Soutar Salmond remained unchanged.

In person Patrick was tall and distinguished looking and a fine watercolourist. His son William McFarlane Patrick, born 1894, remained in separate practice: his younger son James McIntosh Patrick, born 1907, became an etcher and painter.

Patrick died on 4 May 1951.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate18641894 
Item 2 of 510, Bank Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1894Before 1908 
Item 3 of 510, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1908 *  
Item 4 of 59, Muirfield Crescent, Dundee, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19131951 
Item 5 of 515, South Tay Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessc. 1921After 1939(?) 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 5James Maclaren & Sons18941908Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 5Maclaren Sons & Soutar19081920Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 5Maclaren Soutar Salmond19201921Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 5Maclaren Soutar Salmond19211946Partner 
Item 5 of 5Maclaren Soutar Salmond19461951Senior Partner 

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 421893Balgay Industrial SchoolsBalgay DundeeScotlandDesigned by Patrick
Item 2 of 421900Baldovan Institution  DundeeScotlandFurther complex of buildings to north
Item 3 of 421900Mission ChurchCarnoustie AngusScotlandAs draughtsman
Item 4 of 42190511 Tally Street  DundeeScotlandDesigned by Patrick
Item 5 of 42After 1920Lethnot Parish Church  AngusScotlandAdditions - date unknown
Item 6 of 421921House for Inglis on Strathern RoadWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 421921Redmyre  DundeeScotlandAlterations?
Item 8 of 42c. 1921Royal Cinema  DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 421922LongcroftBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 421924Dundee Garden City Association Kingsway Site  DundeeScotlandSite layout and design of some houses
Item 11 of 421924Lamb's Temperance Hotel  DundeeScotlandConversion to offices as Meadow House
Item 12 of 421924Monifieth War MemorialMonifieth AngusScotland 
Item 13 of 421925Pitscandly  AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 14 of 421926BenholmForfar AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 421926House on Glamis RoadForfar AngusScotlandDesigned house
Item 16 of 421926Keithick HouseCoupar Angus AngusScotlandAlteration in hall
Item 17 of 421927Fairmuir Special SchoolFairmuir DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 18 of 421927Plaza CinemaHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 19 of 421928Blairgowrie HouseBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 20 of 421928Empress Hygienic Laundry  DundeeScotlandBoiler house added
Item 21 of 421928Logie Central School and janitor's house  DundeeScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 22 of 421928William Kidd & Sons Printing Works, Couthies Wynd  DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 23 of 42c. 1928RavelstonAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 24 of 42c. 1929House for Dickie, Farington Hall  DundeeScotland 
Item 25 of 421930Regent Cinema  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 26 of 421930Royal Cinema  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 27 of 42c. 1930David Smith Memorial HospitalKirriemmuir AngusScotland 
Item 28 of 42c. 1930House at Fernhall EstateWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 29 of 421931Brechin CathedralBrechin AngusScotlandOrgan cases
Item 30 of 421934Dundee Garden City Association Kingsway Site  DundeeScotlandScheme extended W of Clive Road
Item 31 of 421935Showrooms, workshops and office (for Messrs Young of the Motor House)Newport-on-Tay FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 421935Volunteer Drill HallBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandReconstruction
Item 33 of 421936Dundee Custom House and Harbour Chambers  DundeeScotlandSingle storey extension
Item 34 of 421938Addistoun HouseRatho MidlothianScotland 
Item 35 of 421938Fothringham Hill  AngusScotland 
Item 36 of 421938House at DalmahoyDalmahoy MidlothianScotland 
Item 37 of 42c. 1938Falkirk Royal Infirmary Nurses' HomeFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 38 of 421940Stracathro HouseBrechin (near) AngusScotlandLayout of hutted wartime hospital in grounds
Item 39 of 42c. 1940Craigendarroch HouseBallater AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 40 of 42c. 1940(?)Queen's Well MemorialGlen Mark AngusScotland 
Item 41 of 421942Harecraig HouseWest Ferry DundeeScotlandProposed remodelling: not carried out
Item 42 of 421942House in Dundee  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from his sons James McIntosh Patrick and William Patrick, architect, both deceased and from his grand-daughter, Ann Patrick (Mrs Richard Hunter)