Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Gilchrist Paton
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 October 1894
Bio Notes: Archibald (Archie) Gilchrist Paton was born on 8 October 1894 and was articled to John Keppie of Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh from November 1908, studying at the Glasgow School of Architecture from then until 1914, at which time he was living at 44 Apsley Street, Partick. He practised as an architect and engraver but had a retainer with Keppie's subesquent firms of Honeyman & Keppie and Keppie & Henderson until at least 1920, with the exception of three years' war service. He was admitted ARIBA under the war exemption scheme in early 1921, his proposers being Alexander Nisbet Paterson, John Keppie and John Watson.

In 1929-30 he was living at 46 Edgehill Road, Glasgow and working in the office of George A Boswell at 256 West George Street. From c.1936 he worked in the City Architect's Department in Dundee (as an assistant), with home addresses at Station Road, Barry, Carnoustie, and at Guynach, also at Barry. After the Second World War he worked with Inverness-shire County Council. First as depute county architect in 1946, then appointed as county architect and planning officer of Inverness-shire on 29 March 1957.

He retired to 15 Heathfield Drive, Milngavie in the 1950s, where he lived until c.1963. His frequent Royal Glasgow Institute exhibits consisted of etchings, watercolours and pen and pencil drawings rather than architectural projects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Guynach, Barry, Carnoustie, Angus, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 5c/o George A Boswell/256, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 3 of 544, Apsley Street, Partick, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1910After 1916 
Item 4 of 546, Edgehill Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1928After 1930 
Item 5 of 5Station Road, Barry, Carnoustie, Angus, ScotlandPrivatec. 1936  

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 6Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshNovember 1908June 1914Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Honeyman & KeppieJune 1914January 1916Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Keppie & HendersonJanuary 1916Before 1930Assistant 
Item 4 of 6George Arthur BoswellBefore 1930Before 1935Assistant(?) 
Item 5 of 6James McLellan BrownBefore 1935After 1939AssistantIn Dundee City Architect's Office
Item 6 of 6Dundee City Architect's DepartmentBefore 1935After 1939AssistantUnder James McLellan Brown, City Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John KeppieEarly 1921For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Nisbet PatersonEarly 1921For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonEarly 1921For Associateship

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 21935Beechwood Housing EstateLochee DundeeScotlandAs assistant, working under James McLellan Brown in Dundee City Architect's Department
Item 2 of 21938Design for 4-apartment rural house    Competition design (uncertain if premiated)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder12 April 1957  p707

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 Birth date from research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3170 (microfilm reel 25)