Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Suttie McIlroy
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 October 1872
Died:  
Bio Notes: David Suttie McIlroy was born on 5 October 1872. He was articled to John Murray of Kirkcaldy from 1885 until 1890 when he obtained a place in Kinnear & Peddie's office as an improver. In 1891 he moved to the office of Alexander Fraser and remained there until 1899 when he moved to the office of David Forbes Smith in Kirkcaldy. In 1903 he obtained a salaried post in the Admiralty Works Department at the Rosyth naval base, but in 1905 he emigrated to Canada to work for Darling & Pearson in Winnipeg. He moved to the Canadian Northern Railway Architects' Department later the same year. In the following year he moved yet again to John Woodman. He commenced independent practice in Calgary in 1907. He was a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Institute of Architects and a Commonwealth Associate member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2118th, Eighth Avenue, West, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaBusiness1910  
Item 2 of 2318, Eleventh Avenue, West, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaPrivate1910  

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8John Murray18851890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Kinnear & Peddie18901891Improver 
Item 3 of 8Alexander Fraser (senior)18911899Assistant 
Item 4 of 8David Forbes Smith18991903Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Admiralty Works Department (Rosyth)19031905Architect 
Item 6 of 8Canadian Northern Railway Architects' Department19051905Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Darling & Pearson19051906Assistant 
Item 8 of 8John Woodman19061907Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Morton LethbridgeLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3David Forbes SmithLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William WilliamsonLate 1910for 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 21After 1885Villa for James BlackKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs assistant to John Murray
Item 2 of 211887The LaurelsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs assistant to John Murray
Item 3 of 21c. 1888Infants' SchoolKinghorn FifeScotlandAs assistant to John Murray
Item 4 of 211889Villa for John HarleyKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs assistant to John Murray
Item 5 of 21After 1890Dunnikier HouseKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions - as assistant to Alexander Fraser
Item 6 of 21After 1890Elgin Linoleum WorksKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs assistant to Alexander Fraser
Item 7 of 211891Corstorphine Convalescent HomeCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandEnlargement - as assistant to Kinnear & peddie
Item 8 of 211891Fife and Kinross District AsylumSpringfield, Cupar FifeScotlandFurther additions - as assistant to Kinnear & Peddie
Item 9 of 211891Longmore Hospital for IncurablesNewington EdinburghScotlandE wing with bay window to S elevation, rear extension and small addition at W. (HS list gives date as 1886-1891, though drawings dated 1891) - as assistant to Kinnear & Peddie
Item 10 of 21c. 1899Business premisesPathhead, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 11 of 21c. 1899Business premisesKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 12 of 21c. 1899Business premisesSinclairtown, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 13 of 21c. 1899Villa for A KilgourKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 14 of 21c. 1899Villa for A MelvilleKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 15 of 21c. 1899Villa for Ivie (?) CampbellKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 16 of 211901Strathearn VillaKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 17 of 211902Boreland SchoolBoreland FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 18 of 211902Gallatown SchoolGallatown, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAddition - as assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 19 of 211902North Primary SchoolPathhead/Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief assistant to David Forbes Smith
Item 20 of 21c. 1903Royal Naval EstablishmentRosyth FifeScotlandNew buildings - as assistant to Colonel Exham
Item 21 of 21c. 1903Training Quarters for HMS CaledoniaSouth Queensferry West LothianScotlandAs assistant to Colonel Exham

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v5 no205 (microfilm reel 30)