Basic Biographical Details

Name: Campbell & Gardner-McLean
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1919
Ended: 1925(?)
Bio Notes: Hugh Campbell was born in 1863, the son of John Campbell, railway pointsman and his wife Ann McKenzie. He was articled to H & D Barclay of Glasgow in 1878, remaining there until 1890 when he took a five-year study break. At the end of it he was engaged by the Burgh of Coatbridge under the Burgh Surveyor, Alexander McGregor Mitchell, to design the municipal buildings of that town. On completing this work he found further employment as chief assistant to Robert Alexander Bryden, with whom he remained until 1905 when he set up practice on his own account at 156 St Vincent Street. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

Not long after the end of the First World War he took George Hunter Gardner-McLean into partnership as Campbell & Gardner-McLean. Gardner-McLean had been born in Glasgow on 18 November 1885, the son of John Gardner McLean, solicitor and Lorenza Hamlin Hunter (subsequently Henry). He had been educated in Londonderry and at Hutcheson's School for Boys in Glasgow, and had begun his architectural training in 1900, serving a five-year apprenticeship with an unspecified firm and studying at the Glasgow School of Art and Royal Technical College. After completing his apprenticeship he had worked in the office of John James Burnet for two years, and from 1912 to 1915 had been an assistant in the Public Works Department, Glasgow. From 1915 to 1918 he had served in the First World War as a Captain with the Royal Engineers and had been wounded and mentioned in dispatches. Gardner-McLean served in the Territorial Army after the war and was promoted Major in 1921.

Campbell died of pneumonia at 7 Grosvenor Terrace, Hillhead on 19 December 1926. It appears that the partnership of Campbell & Gardner-McLean had been dissolved in the previous year as Gardner-McLean had seemingly entered into partnership with Alexander Gardner, who may have been a relative, at 134 Bath Street.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2156, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19191924 or 1925 
Item 2 of 2212, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1924 or 1925  

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 2Hugh Campbell19191925Partner 
Item 2 of 2(Colonel) George Hunter Gardner-McLean19191925(?)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 9After 1919(?)Garage and storesPolmadie GlasgowScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 2 of 9After 1919(?)InstituteLarbert StirlingshireScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 3 of 9After 1919(?)Metallic Manufacturing CompanyArdrossan AyrshireScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 4 of 9After 1919(?)Offices of Clyde Bonding Company Ltd   ScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 5 of 9After 1919(?)Residence(s)Bearsden GlasgowScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 6 of 9After 1919(?)Residence(s)Whitecraigs GlasgowScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 7 of 9After 1919(?)Residence(s)MillportGreat CumbraeButeScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 8 of 9After 1919(?)Residence(s)Newlands GlasgowScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925
Item 9 of 9After 1919(?)Residence(s)Helensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDate and therefore partnership uncertain; by Campbell & Gardner-McLean if before 1925, and by Gardner & Gardner-McLean if after 1925

References

Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.