Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stewart Kaye & Walls
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1936
Ended: Before 1951
Bio Notes: Stewart Kaye was born c.1888 and apprenticed to George Rivell in Alnwick. He served in the Royal Scots and later in the Royal Engineers during the First World War. Between the wars Kaye had one of the larger Edinburgh practices, working in what was at times a somewhat strident Art Deco manner. He succeeded to the practice of Robert Macfarlane Cameron on the latter's death in 1921, and about 1936 took George L H Walls into partnership. The practice virtually closed during the Second World War when Kaye became assistant Director of Emergency Works in Scotland, but re-opened after the war. By that date Kaye was in indifferent health and apparently conscious of being out of fashion. Late in 1951, by which date he was in partnership with his son, Kaye invited Colin McWilliam, then just arrived in Edinburgh from the British School in Rome, to assist with the design work as and when his duties with the National Buildings Record allowed. The older Kaye died suddenly on 17 February 1952, leaving 13,360 16s 19d. The arrangement with McWilliam lapsed shortly thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 114, Hill Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1936  

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 5Derek Selby Wright1936 * Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Stewart Kaye1936Before 1951Partner 
Item 3 of 5George Learmonth Harkess Walls1936Before 1951Partner 
Item 4 of 5James Morrison1939 or 1940 *   
Item 5 of 5Martin Gardner1942 * Assistant 

* 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 91937Bungalows, HillparkCraigcrook EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 91937Colinton Mains Housing EstateColinton Mains EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 91937West End, Shandwick Place and Rutland Street junction with shops, cinema and hotel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 91938Broomhouse Housing EstateBroomhouse EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 91939Cardboard box factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 91939Lothian House  EdinburghScotlandOffices and showrooms for H M Office of Works to be added
Item 7 of 91948Grant & Company Limited. Garscube Road  GlasgowScotlandAs Stewart Kaye and Partners
Item 8 of 91951Housing, Broomhall CrescentBroomhouse EdinburghScotlandAs Stewart Kaye & Partners
Item 9 of 91952Princess Margaret Rose Hospital (included clinical and nurses' training unit)  EdinburghScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1 June 1951  p803