Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Dykes Simpson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1876
Died:  
Bio Notes: Hugh Dykes Simpson was born in 1876 and articled to Thomas Smellie of Kilmarnock in 1890 for the unusually long period of eight years, during which he attended the Kilmarnock School of Science and Art. He returned to Smellie as an assistant after a year with Hippolyte Jean Blanc in 1898-99. In 1905 he left Smellie's employ for Alexander Cullen's office where he remained until at least 1911 when he was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects, which he had joined in 1907. By that time he had been involved in teaching for some years, having lectured in building construction in Kilmarnock and Irvine from 1897 to 1901, and in architecture at Hamilton Technical School since 1905.

Like so many others he emigrated to Canada as a result of the Finance Act of 1909: he was practising in Vancouver by 1914.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 29, Kemp Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 2Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaBusiness1914 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 6Thomas Smellie18901898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Hippolyte Jean Blanc18981899Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Thomas Smellie18991905Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Alexander Cullen19051908Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown1908January 1911Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Cullen, Lochhead & BrownJanuary 1911After 1911Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

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 131898Bangour Village AsylumUphall West LothianScotlandAsylum - as assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 2 of 13c. 1898(?)Coats Memorial Baptist ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAs assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 3 of 131905Dundyvan ChurchCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandProbably involved, as assistant to Alexander Cullen
Item 4 of 131905Greenock and District Combination Hospital, GatesideGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandAs assistant to Alexander Cullen
Item 5 of 13c. 1905Henderson ChurchKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandAs assistant to Thomas Smellie
Item 6 of 131908Langloan UF ChurchCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandProbably involved, as assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 7 of 131908Primitive Methodist ChurchHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProbably involved, as assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 8 of 131909Burgh HospitalMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandAs assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 9 of 131909ChapeltounDunlop AyrshireScotlandAs assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 10 of 131909Gourock Higher Grade SchoolGourock RenfrewshireScotlandAs assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 11 of 131909Hamilton Academy (and house at school)Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandAs assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 12 of 131910Blackpool Central Library and Art GalleryBlackpool LancashireEnglandAs assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 13 of 131911West Highland Cottage HospitalOban ArgyllScotlandExtensions - new operating theatre, laundry etc - as assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

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 Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v20 no1587