Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gauldie, Hardie, Wright & Needham
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1950
Ended: 1975
Bio Notes: William Sinclair Gauldie was born on 29 December 1918, the son of Dundee architect William Gauldie. He trained with Frank Thomson, and inherited his father's practice upon his death on 4 October 1945. In 1947 he took into partnership an old friend, Arthur Frances Stevenson Wright (also born 1918) who had trained with Thoms & Wilkie; and in 1950 they took into partnership John Needham (born 1909), Head of the School of Architecture at Dundee College of Art, the firm then becoming Gauldie Hardie Wright & Needham, until Needham left for Sheffield in 1975.

Sinclair Gauldie married Enid Elizabeth Macneilage, and had one son and two daughters.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Dundee, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 426, Commercial Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 4Castle Hill House/1, High Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1955  
Item 4 of 42, Osborne Place, Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1963After 1975 

* 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 10William Sinclair Gauldie19501975Partner 
Item 2 of 10John Needham19501975Partner 
Item 3 of 10Arthur Francis Stevenson Wright19501975Partner 
Item 4 of 10James Charles Edwards Tainsh1951 Assistant 
Item 5 of 10Robert Stewart Smith19511955Apprentice 
Item 6 of 10William Finlayson McKenziec. 1956 Assistant 
Item 7 of 10George Cruickshank1960s Assistant 
Item 8 of 10William Allan Cairns1960 Associate 
Item 9 of 10William Finlayson McKenzieMay 1965 Associate 
Item 10 of 10William Allan Cairns1975 Partner 

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 561950Dundee Technical Institute  DundeeScotlandExtension to textile department
Item 2 of 561952House for W S GauldieInvergowrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 561953Tayside, KingoodieInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotlandOriginal quarrymen's houses extended to form a house, 'Tayside'
Item 4 of 561954House for Mr George FoxCarnoustie AngusScotland 
Item 5 of 56Before 1954Bullionfield Paper WorksInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotlandNew materials' warehouse and new boiler house
Item 6 of 56Before 1954House for Dr D M J DunbarInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 7 of 56Before 1954House for Mr D R CrichtonInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 8 of 56Before 1954House for Mr J D HardieInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 9 of 56Before 1954House for Mr John Moir  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 56Before 1954House for Mr Kenneth Hone (or Stone?)Invergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 11 of 56Before 1954House for Mr R M Garland  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 56Before 1954Inverbay CottageInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 13 of 56Before 1954Premises of Messrs Alex Potter, shoemakers  DundeeScotlandAlterations and reconstruction of fashion department and children's department
Item 14 of 56Before 1954RuadhchreLongforgan PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 56Before 1954The George public house  DundeeScotlandReconstruction
Item 16 of 56Before 1954WatersideInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 17 of 56195522 Station CrescentInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 18 of 561955Guardian Royal Exchange Building  DundeeScotlandNeedham mainly responsible
Item 19 of 561956General Accident Assurance CoPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 20 of 56Before 1956Blackness Foundry, drawing office  DundeeScotland 
Item 21 of 56Before 1956HouseBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 22 of 56Before 1956Lawside Dyework  DundeeScotlandExtension
Item 23 of 56Before 1956Private houseCarnoustie AngusScotland 
Item 24 of 56Before 1956Private houseAuchterhouse AngusScotland 
Item 25 of 56Before 1956Private houses  DundeeScotland 
Item 26 of 5619 April 1957Students Hostel at MayfieldMayfield DundeeScotlandper Builder p752
Item 27 of 561958University HallSt Andrews FifeScotlandnew women's residence on grounds of hall
Item 28 of 561960s(?)Mayfield  DundeeScotlandLandscaping
Item 29 of 561960Cupar County BuildingsCupar FifeScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 30 of 561960Halls of ResidenceSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 31 of 561960Halls of residence for the College of Technology  DundeeScotland 
Item 32 of 561962Belmont Hall of residence  DundeeScotland 
Item 33 of 561963Engineering Factory for AEI Ltd  DundeeScotland 
Item 34 of 561963Engineering factory for Keith Blackman LtdArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 35 of 561963Psychiatric HospitalPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 36 of 561963Psychiatric Hospital  DundeeScotland 
Item 37 of 561965Avenue Road HousingKinross Kinross-shireScotland 
Item 38 of 561965Royal Bank of ScotlandAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 39 of 561965Royal Bank of Scotland branch  DundeeScotland 
Item 40 of 561966DrumlinGlencarse PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 41 of 561966Old people's homes  DundeeScotland 
Item 42 of 561968Greenfield Primary School  DundeeScotland 
Item 43 of 561968Kirkton Neighbourhood Centre and LibraryArdler DundeeScotland 
Item 44 of 561968Williamson Memorial Unitarian Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 45 of 56c. 1968Hostel for Students, Dundee College of Education  DundeeScotland 
Item 46 of 56Late 1960sHouseAbernethy PerthshireScotland 
Item 47 of 56Late 1960sHouse  DundeeScotland 
Item 48 of 56Late 1960sHouseKirriemuir AngusScotland 
Item 49 of 56Late 1960sHousing, High StreetAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 50 of 56Late 1960sJute Mill  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 56Late 1960sRailway Properties Housing developmentAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 52 of 56Late 1960sWarehouseKirriemuir AngusScotland 
Item 53 of 56Before 1970HousingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 54 of 561972Dundee Institute of Art and Technology, student flats  DundeeScotland 
Item 55 of 561972Regional Police Headquarters  DundeeScotland 
Item 56 of 561975Police StationFintry DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland PressPersonal information from Sinclair Gauldie
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp18 Belmont Hall of Residence
Item 3 of 3Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material