Basic Biographical Details

Name: Erskine Thomson & Glass
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1925(?)
Ended: 1980(?)
Bio Notes: William Erskine Thomson and John Guthrie Lornie Glass were working from the same address at 36 George Street, Perth by 1925. It is possible that at this date Glass was working as Thomson's assistant; the date of the formation of their partnership of Thomson & Glass is unknown.

Thomson was admitted FRIBA in 1932, his proposers being Donald Alexander Stewart and Robert Matthew Mitchell of Perth and William Salmond of Dundee. He was Vice-President of the Dundee Institute of Architects c.1930 and also served on the RIBA Council for a time. He retired in 1954, and died in 1962, Glass continuing the practice under its existing name until his death on 20 February 1980.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 136, George Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1925 *After 1932(?)It is possible that Glass was merely assisting Thomson at this address at this stage

* 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 2William Erskine ThomsonBefore 1925(?)1954(?)Partner 
Item 2 of 2John Guthrie Lornie GlassBefore 1925(?)1980Partner 

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 61927Model Lodging House, SkinnergatePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 61931Mid-Atholl Public HallBallinluig PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 619371-17 and 21-39 Union Street and 24 Church StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAddition to roof at east end of hotel
Item 4 of 61937Waverley HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandExtension
Item 5 of 61938Forteviot Hall and associated buildingsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 61951Craigend Moncreiffe Church, Craigie and MoncreiffePerth PerthshireScotlandHall church (now hall)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects