Basic Biographical Details

Name: W M Patrick & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1964
Ended: After 1980
Bio Notes: William Macfarlane Patrick was born in Perth in 1894, the son of Andrew Graham Patrick of James Maclaren & Sons and the elder brother of the painter James McIntosh Patrick. He was educated at Morgan Academy and was articled to Henry & Frank Thomson of Dundee. He served with the Royal Engineers during the First World War, following which he returned to the office of Frank Thomson, who by then was practising alone, as an assistant. He married Jessie Carruthers Young, daughter of William Morris Young, in 1920 and set up practice on his own account c.1921. He invited his father to join him as Maclaren Soutar Salmond had still not offered him a partnership but he declined. The practice became W M Patrick & Partners after the Second World War. In person Patrick was of average height and in appearance not unlike General Franco: his early domestic work was strongly influenced by Frank Thomson but by the 1930s he had achieved a distinctive modern manner, notably in his buildings at Kinghorne Road, Dundee and his striped brick and harl housing at Ferryden, Montrose. He died 24 April 1962 aged 67. The practice continued until after 1980.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 319, High Street, Montrose, Angus, ScotlandBusiness1932 *  
Item 2 of 318, South Tay Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1964 *After 1975 
Item 3 of 384, High Street, Montrose, Angus, ScotlandBusiness1981 * Branch office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4William Macfarlane PatrickAfter 1945 Partner 
Item 2 of 4Alister Hunter Fyffe1975 * Partner 
Item 3 of 4John Gray McGillBefore 1975 *After 1980Partner 
Item 4 of 4Ronald Kidd Gallowayc. 1975 Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 31938Melville & Co  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 31946Rural HousingErrol PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31968Salvation Army Citadel  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 2 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from W M Patrick, J McIntosh Patrick and W Sinclair Gauldie