Basic Biographical Details

Name: Todd & Miller
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1914
Ended: December 1919
Bio Notes: William James Walker Todd (born February 1884) was joined in partnership by Sydney Houghton Miller (born May 1884) in 1914, working from an office at 19 Young Street, Edinburgh. The two had worked on designs together before that date but these appear to have been in collaboration rather than in partnership. What should have been the partnership's major work, St David's Church at Dundee, was never realised despite a reduction in the design. The practice closed in 1915 when the partners were called up: Walker Todd served in France with the Royal Scots, reaching the rank of Captain.

In January 1920 the partners merged their practice with that of John More Dick Peddie (born 1853) as J M Dick Peddie & W J Walker Todd.

(See separate entries on J M Dick Peddie & W J Walker Todd and on the individual partners for later practice history.)

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 119, Young Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1914December 1919 

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 3William James Walker Todd1914December 1919PartnerWith the exception of war service, 1915-19
Item 2 of 3Sydney Houghton Miller1914December 1919PartnerWith the exception of war service, 1915-19
Item 3 of 3David Proctor Bee1 May 192030 September 1921Apprentice 

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 71912(?)St Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church HallHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandPlans for addition of a hall - presumably rejected in favour of those by Anderson & Paul
Item 2 of 71916St Columba's ChurchBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 71919Housing and women's hostel at Tweedholme AvenueWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 4 of 71919Innerleithen War Memorial HallInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotlandBuilding commenced
Item 5 of 71919Liverpool London & Globe Insurance Office  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 71919St David's in the West Church  DundeeScotlandAmended plans (more modest scheme)
Item 7 of 71919Troqueer, Lanark RoadColinton EdinburghScotlandGardener's cottage

References

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.