Basic Biographical Details

Name: Carver, Symon & Ross (or Ross & Partners)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1934
Ended: After 1964
Bio Notes: Carver, Symon & Ross was a continuation of the Arbroath-, London- and Forfar-based practice of Carver & Symon, which had opened a further office in Dundee. Archibald Anderson Symon had maintained the practice name of Carver & Symon after the death of John Carver in 1896 and had taken his son Alexander Symon into partnership by 1912. Archibald died in 1930 at the age of 84; Alexander on 4 September 1934. Prior to his death he had taken into partnership Donald Ross, from Thoms and Wilkie's practice, the firm becoming Carver, Symon & Ross, with its main office in Dundee. Ross continued the practice as sole partner thereafter, much of his practice consisting of ship interiors for the Caledon and Burntisland shipbuilding yards, 13 for the former and three for the latter.

Ross was elected FRIBA on 3 April 1939, his proposers being Patrick Hill Thoms, Charles Geddes Soutar and John Donald Mills. James Watson Ritchie (born 1901) was a partner from 1940 to 1945, at which time the firm had offices in Perth, Arbroath, Brechin and Montrose as well as at 9 Tay Square, Dundee. By that date the London office had been closed.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 662, Seagate, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 2 of 69, Tay Square, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1940(?)After 1964 
Item 3 of 6Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1940After 1945 
Item 4 of 6Brechin, Angus, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1940After 1945 
Item 5 of 6Montrose, Angus, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1940After 1945 
Item 6 of 6107, High Street, Arbroath, Angus, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  

* 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 6Alexander Symonc. 1934September 1934Partner 
Item 2 of 6Donald (F?) Rossc. 1934After 1950Partner 
Item 3 of 6Michael Lumsden19371939Apprenticein Arbroath office
Item 4 of 6James Watson Ritchie1940After 1955Partner 
Item 5 of 6William Glashan19461947Senior Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Michael Lumsden1950 * Assistantin Dundee office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 37After 1845House for Mr Kyle, Strathern Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 37After 193413 ship interiors for the Caledon Shipbuilding Co     
Item 3 of 37After 19343 ship interiors for the Burntisland Shipbuilding Co     
Item 4 of 37After 1934British Linen BankArbroath AngusScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 5 of 37After 1934British Linen BankBrechin AngusScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 6 of 37After 1934Buildings and alterations for County of Angus Territorial Army Association  AngusScotland 
Item 7 of 37After 1934HousesBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 8 of 37After 1934Milton Park GarageMonifieth AngusScotland 
Item 9 of 37After 1934Nethergate Garage  DundeeScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 10 of 37After 1934Panmure Villa LodgeBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandReconstruction
Item 11 of 37After 1934Picture HouseArbroath AngusScotlandDecoration and improvements
Item 12 of 37After 1934Public House, Lindsay Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 37After 1934Strachan's GarageCarnoustie AngusScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 14 of 371936The AcademyArbroath AngusScotlandAdditions at side and rear altered and extended again
Item 15 of 37After 1945Aberarder Farm steading, Ardverikie EstateArdverikie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 37After 1945Allanquoich FarmsteadBraemar Aberdeen-shireScotland 
Item 17 of 37After 1945Bon Accord Public House  DundeeScotland 
Item 18 of 37After 1945Dunblane Hydropathic InstitutionDunblane PerthshireScotlandReinstatement after occupation by War Office
Item 19 of 37After 1945Dundee Industrial Estate  DundeeScotlandLayout of estate and factory building blocks (blocks number 1, 11, 12, 16, and 23)
Item 20 of 37After 1945Fire StationForfar AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 37After 1945Fire StationMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 22 of 37After 1945Gellyhill, Strathern Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 23 of 37After 1945Gourdie Mains farmsteadingWest Green DundeeScotland 
Item 24 of 37After 1945House for Mr Cardori  DundeeScotland 
Item 25 of 37After 1945House for Mr McLeish (or McLuskie?), Blackness Avenue  DundeeScotland 
Item 26 of 37After 1945HousingAlmondbank PerthshireScotland 
Item 27 of 37After 1945Housing, Drumachlie ParkBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 28 of 37After 1945Housing, SpringfieldBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 29 of 37After 1945Light Metal Factory  DundeeScotland 
Item 30 of 37After 1945Opera Public House  DundeeScotland 
Item 31 of 37After 1945Panmure Arms HotelEdzell AngusScotland 
Item 32 of 37After 1945Shop for James Potts & Co  DundeeScotland 
Item 33 of 37After 1945Shop for James Potts & CoPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 34 of 37After 1945West End Bar  DundeeScotland 
Item 35 of 37After 1945Westgreen Mental Asylum, staff housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 36 of 371946Peebles HydropathicPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandReinstatement after occupation by War Office
Item 37 of 371950Factory, Buckingham Road  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder7 July 1950  p45