Basic Biographical Details

Name: Allan Stevenson, Mair & Cassels
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: April 1927
Ended: 1 August 1929
Bio Notes: Allan Stevenson, Mair & Cassels was a short-lived partnership based in Ayr, formed in April 1927 when Thomas McGill Cassels merged his practice of Allan Stevenson & Cassels with that of Alexander Mair, a former apprentice of Stevenson's. Mair demerged his clientele in 1929, probably because he had received the major commission for Ayr County Buildings and was now attracting much more business than Cassels, particularly from dairies. Cassels continued the practice alone, reverting its name to Allan Stevenson & Cassels, until 1945 when it was taken over by Duncan McCulloch. He remained sole partner of his practice from the split in 1929 until his death in 1944. The archive of Allan Stevenson, Mair & Cassels stayed with Allan Stevenson & Cassels after the split, and was subsequently passed to Duncan McCulloch and then to E A Darley - who formed the Darley Hay partnership - when they successively took over the firm in later years. The Darley Hay archive was transferred to Ayrshire Archives in 2007 after the Darley Hay frim merged with Carricks to become Carricks Darley Hay.

[See separate entries for Allan Stevenson & Cassels, 1923c-1927 and 1929-1945.]

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness   

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 4Allan StevensonApril 1927August 1929Partner 
Item 2 of 4Thomas McGill CasselsApril 19271 August 1929Partner 
Item 3 of 4Alexander MairApril 19271 August 1929Partner 
Item 4 of 4William Hill Smith1 October 19281 October 1933Apprentice 

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 11 Western HouseAyr AyrshireScotlandContribution unclear and date unknown (Michael C Davis writes that the practice 'seems to have been involved in the project in some way)
Item 2 of 111927Caldwell HouseUplawmoor RenfrewshireScotlandConversion to psychiatric hospital - alterations, additions and new garden wall
Item 3 of 111927Kingsbridge & Salcombe District Cottage Hospital  DevonEnglandBegun by Cassels alone; completed in partnership with Mair
Item 4 of 11192817 Carrick StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 5 of 111928Carrick Furniture HouseAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions, alterations and new footpath
Item 6 of 111928Enterkine EstateStair (near) AyrshireScotlandPlans
Item 7 of 111928Loch Ericht HotelDalwhinnie Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 8 of 111928Rozelle Estates, Bloomberry Farm  AyrshireScotlandAlterations (completed by Cassels under subsequent partnership)
Item 9 of 11192942 Carrick StreetAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations to fish restaurant
Item 10 of 111929Chalmers Road, planAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 11 of 111929Double Cottage for John RamsayAyr AyrshireScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.