Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Robert Burns Dick |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1868 |
|Died: ||1954 |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert Burns Dick was born in 1868 in Stirling but moved to Newcastle as a child as was educated there. He was articled to William Lister Newcombe of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1888 he moved to the office of Armstrong & Knowles in the same town as assistant, remaining there until setting up on his own in 1893. |
Dick formed a partnership with Charles Thomas Marshall in 1895 and the next year, 1896, they won the competition for the Corporation Lodging House in Aberdeen. Marshall had been born in 1866 and had been an apprentice in Newcombe's office alongside Dick, subsequently assisting in Durham County Council Architect's Department and in the office of Richard Knill Freeman in Manchester before commencing independent practice in Newcastle in 1892.
The partnership of Marshall & Dick was dissolved in 1897, with Marshall moving office in 1899 to London and forming a partnership with William Tweedy (born 1872), who was put in charge of the Newcastle office. Also in 1899 Dick was taken into partnership by the older James Thorburn Cackett, the practice name becoming Cackett & Burns Dick.
Dick was admitted FRIBA on 8 January 1906, his proposers being Cackett, Alfred William Stephens Cross and George Hubbard.
In 1923 Robert Norman Houghton MacKellar was taken into partnership. It appears that the practice title did not change to Cackett, Burns Dick & MacKellar until the time of Cackett's death in 1928 or 1929.
Dick retired to Esher in 1940 and died in 1954.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|24, Grainger Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, England||Business||1898 or 1900||After 1906|| |
|Roseworth Lawn, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England||Private||1906 *|| || |
|Pilgrim House, Newcastle upon Tyne, England||Private/business(?)||1914 *|| || |
|Millmount, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, England||Private/business(?)||1914 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|British Architectural Library, RIBA||2001||Directory of British Architects 1834-1914|| || || |
|Who's Who in Architecture||1914|| || || || |
|Who's Who in Architecture||1923|| || || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||17 December 1954|| || ||p 976 - obituary|
|RIBA Journal||January 1955|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects||p131 Obituary|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F v16 p74 (microfilm reel 11)|