Basic Biographical Details

Name: Honeyman, Jack & Robertson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1947
Bio Notes: James Maclaren Honeyman (born 1890), who had continued the practice of John Bennie Wilson and John Archibald Wilson as John B Wilson Son & Honeyman after the deaths of the Wilsons in 1923 and 1926 respectively, took William Archibald Park Jack (born 1912) into partnership in 1937, the firm's name changing to Honeyman & Jack. The practice went into abeyance during the Second World War, Honeyman serving as a Regional Officer with the Ministry of Works and Jack as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, until 1946 when the partnership resumed. The following year Jack's brother-in-law George William Robertson (born 1902) became a partner, the firm thereafter becoming Honeyman, Jack & Robertson. During the ensuing years the practice was involved mainly in factory work and in further jobs for the Ministry of Works.

Honeyman was elected FRIBA on 8 July 1947, his proposers being Andrew Graham Henderson, William James Smith and Thomas Johnston Beveridge. At that time the firm's office was at 92 Bath Street, Glasgow, and Honeyman was living at 41 Queensborough Gardens in the same city. Jack was admitted ARIBA on 29 November 1949, his proposers being Henry Vaughan Lanchester, Andrew Graham Henderson and Basil Spence, having passed the RIBA only four months previously; it was presumably due to the disruption of the war that he had not taken the exam at an earlier stage in his career. Robertson was admitted FRIBA in 1950. By 1953, when Jack was elected FRIBA, the practice had expanded to incorporate an Oban branch. Further branches were subsequently established in Kelso, Edinburgh and Stirling where Jack lived.

In 1960 George Robertsonís son Charles Archibald Robertson was taken into partnership. In 1962 John M Cochrane and Tom Rankin became partners followed in the later 1960s by Robert H McEachern and in 1970 by Alan MacDonald. In 1988 Hamish Clark and Douglas Fotheringham joined. Alan McDonald retired in 1996 and the practice is now (2008) run by Douglas Fotheringham and Hamish Clark.

Jack died in St Andrews on 28 May 1996.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 792, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1947 *1954 
Item 2 of 7Kelso, Roxburghshire, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1953  
Item 3 of 7Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1953  
Item 4 of 713, Allan Bank, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1953After 1981(?) 
Item 5 of 7Oban, Argyll, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1953  
Item 6 of 7195, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1954 also listed as address in Builder 15 March 1957, p523
Item 7 of 715, Park Circus, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1964After 1981 

* 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 19Ian Gordon CookAfter 1946Before 1954Apprentice 
Item 2 of 19James Maclaren Honeyman19471948Partner 
Item 3 of 19George William Robertson1947After 1970Partner 
Item 4 of 19William Archibald Park Jack1947After 1981Partner 
Item 5 of 19S Clow1950s(?)1970sArchitect 
Item 6 of 19Clara Charleson Firth (Mrs Reimann)19541959Assistant(?) 
Item 7 of 19Ian Watson Aitken Macdonaldc. 19541960s  
Item 8 of 19William Gordon Liam Findlay19551960Apprentice 
Item 9 of 19John Morton Cochrane1956 Assistant 
Item 10 of 19John Morton CochraneAfter 1956 Chief Assistant 
Item 11 of 19Charles Archibald Robertson1960After 1970Partner 
Item 12 of 19William Mitchell Millar19611965Apprentice 
Item 13 of 19John Morton Cochrane19611990Partner 
Item 14 of 19William Gordon Liam Findlay19621964Assistant 
Item 15 of 19Thomas ('Tom') Rankin1962After 1981Partner 
Item 16 of 19Alan McDonald (sometimes spelt Alan MacDonald)Early 1960sAfter 1981 Assistant, architect and partner by 1981.
Item 17 of 19Robert Hill McEachernLate 1960sAfter 1994Partner 
Item 18 of 19Alan McDonald (sometimes spelt Alan MacDonald)19701996Partner 
Item 19 of 19R FraserLate 1970sEarly 1980sArchitect 

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 78 Glasgow Herald Building (2002)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 78 RC ChurchClarkston GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 3 of 78 Rutherglen Town HallRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandRestoration
Item 4 of 78 University of Strathclyde, Law School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 781947CanteenBridgeton GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 781947Factory for Mavor & Coulson  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 781947Savings Bank of GlasgowScotstoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 781947Savings Bank of GlasgowTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 781948Church of Scotland, Glendinning and Avenel Roads   GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 781948Factory for Messrs Greenlees Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 781948Storage Buildings, Dalsholm Paper Co Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 781949Deanston DistilleryDeanston StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 781949Premises for John Lean & Sons LtdBridgeton GlasgowScotlandCanteen, transformer building and new storage accommodation.
Item 14 of 781949Property, Harmony Road  GlasgowScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 15 of 781950Church of Scotland Hall-Church, Hawick Street and Bell DriveYoker GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 16 of 781950Hall Church, HillheadKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 17 of 781950Permanent primary school Priesthill GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 781950Premises for Cameron and Campbell Ltd, Douglas Street  GlasgowScotlandArchitects for alterations and additions
Item 19 of 781950St Matthew's ChurchKnightswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 781951Premises for David MacLaren (Caterers) Ltd, St George's Road  GlasgowScotlandFor alterations and additions
Item 21 of 781951Private theatre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 781952High Carntyne Parish Church hallsHigh Carntyne GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 781952Hutton Castle, Barns FarmDuns BerwickshireScotlandAdditions, alterations?
Item 24 of 781952Premises of Federated Paints Ltd, Woodside Place  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for alterations and additions
Item 25 of 7821 March 1952Premises of Alexander Biggar Ltd, Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for alterations and additions
Item 26 of 7826 September 1952Church of Scotland, BusbyBusby LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for extensions and additions
Item 27 of 7824 October 1952Public School, GilshochillGilshochill GlasgowScotlandNew public school
Item 28 of 781953Area headquarters and accountancy offices for National Dock Labour Board Nominees Ltd, Queen's DockFinnieston GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 781953Premises of Buchanan Scott & Co Ltd, Dundas Street  Glasgow Alterations and additions
Item 30 of 7821 August 1953Church of Scotland Halls, RuchenzieRuchenzie GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for new halls
Item 31 of 7825 December 1953Premises of RS McColl Ltd, Renfield Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 32 of 781954News Cinema, Renfield Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 33 of 7819551377-1379 Argyle StreetAnderston GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 7819558-13 Blythswood Square  GlasgowScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 35 of 781955Cadder Primary SchoolCadder LanarkshireScotland 
Item 36 of 781955Dunblane CathedralDunblane PerthshireScotlandChoir stalls etc
Item 37 of 781955Langa Street Nursery SchoolCadder  Scotland 
Item 38 of 781955St Agnes SchoolCadder LanarkshireScotland 
Item 39 of 781955St Mark's ChurchMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 40 of 781957298 dwellings, south of Roystonhill, Royston Redevelopment AreaRoyston GlasgowScotland 
Item 41 of 7815 March 1957Call stand and canteen for the National Dock Labour Board at Yorkhill QuayYorkhill Quay GlasgowScotlandarchitects for canteen, per Builder p523
Item 42 of 7822 March 1957School at Castlemilk Site 18  GlasgowScotlandper Builder p572
Item 43 of 7812 April 1957School at Castlemilk, Site No 11  GlasgowScotlandp707
Item 44 of 781958Broom Parish ChurchNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 45 of 781960sDunblane United Associate Church HallDunblane StirlingshireScotlandConversion to Leighton Hoouse
Item 46 of 781960sScottish Churches HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandConversion of 18th and 19th century cottages to church house with dining room and library
Item 47 of 781961King's Theatre  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 48 of 781962HouseWemyss Bay RenfrewshireScotlandRestoration
Item 49 of 781962Private housing   Scotland 
Item 50 of 781962Victoria Drive Higher Grade School  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 51 of 781964Church of the Holy RudeStirling StirlingshireScotlandRenovation and choir stalls.
Item 52 of 781964Dollar Academy, Playfair blockDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandRepairs and refurbishment from 1964 onwards on main block and masters' houses.
Item 53 of 781964Hartfield SchoolDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 54 of 781964Ladywell Housing Estate  GlasgowScotlandHousing Committee of Glasgow Corp approved appointment in 1960
Item 55 of 781965Anderston Kelvingrove Church  GlasgowScotlandDates differ from those given in 'Buildings of Scotland' and Glendinning.
Item 56 of 781965Hillhead ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 57 of 781967Arthurlie Parish ChurchBarrhead Renfrewshire  
Item 58 of 78196894 flats in five blocks, Roystonhill II, Royston Redevelopment AreaRoyston GlasgowScotland 
Item 59 of 781970s(?)Clydesdale Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 60 of 781970s(?)East Park Home for Infirm ChildrenMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 61 of 781970sSt Bonaventure's School  GlasgowScotlandWith Cochrane as partner in charge
Item 62 of 781970Scottish Milk Marketing Board OfficesPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandWith Cochrane as partner in charge
Item 63 of 78After 1970D C Thomson and Co Printing WorksPort Dundas GlasgowScotlandNew press hall and offices
Item 64 of 78After 1970Glasgow Savings Bank Headquarters  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 65 of 78c. 1971Craigholme School  GlasgowScotlandScience labs and hall
Item 66 of 781972Trinity College, Glenalmond, theatre (Robin Thomson Building)Glenalmond PerthshireScotlandWith Bob McEachern as Project Architect
Item 67 of 781973Cosmo cinema  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding scheme following Scottish Film Council's take-over of Cosmo, renamed as Glasgow Film Theatre
Item 68 of 781975Sauchieburn HouseSauchie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 69 of 781975St John Bosco RC Secondary School  GlasgowScotlandWith Cochrane as partner in charge
Item 70 of 781975Trinity College GlenalmondGlenalmond PerthshireScotlandFromn 1975 onwards. Restoration.
Item 71 of 781977St Andrew's Parish Church  GlasgowScotlandRestoration.
Item 72 of 781978Union ClubSt Andrews FifeScotlandRenovation and alterations
Item 73 of 781979Westpark Church HallsDeanston StirlingshireScotland 
Item 74 of 781980sLeighton LibraryDunblane PerthshireScotlandRepairs
Item 75 of 7819858-13 Blythswood Square  GlasgowScotlandLeisure Centre
Item 76 of 781985Housing, Leyden StreetMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 77 of 78Early 1980sCrawford's ArcadeStirling StirlingshireScotlandRestoration
Item 78 of 782004Convent of the Little Sisters of the PoorGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandNew build? Alterations?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p20, p42

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 18Builder19 August 1949  p245
Item 2 of 18Builder5 August 1949  p184
Item 3 of 18Builder6 January 1950  p28
Item 4 of 18Builder22 September 1950  p346
Item 5 of 18Builder14 September 1951  p367
Item 6 of 18Builder21 March 1952  p464
Item 7 of 18Builder28 March 1952  p500
Item 8 of 18Builder23 May 1952  p792
Item 9 of 18Builder26 September 1952  p452
Item 10 of 18Builder24 October 1952  p596
Item 11 of 18Builder21 August 1953  p300
Item 12 of 18Builder4 December 1953  p903
Item 13 of 18Builder25 December 1953  p1014
Item 14 of 18Builder16 April 1954  p700
Item 15 of 18Builder4 June 1954  p1007
Item 16 of 18Builder7 January 1955  p36
Item 17 of 18Builder18 February 1955  p316
Item 18 of 18Builder15 March 1957  p523