Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Sir) John Burnet, Tait, & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1947
Bio Notes: Sir John Burnet, Tait & Partners was a continuation of the practice of Sir John Burnet, Tait & Lorne following the retirement of Francis Lorne to South Africa. At that point Gordon Thomas Tait took on new partners F Kennedy Axten, E A Blade, H G Hammond and C Spencer Willmott.

The practice subsequently continued as Sir John Burnet, Tait, Wilson and Partners (1959).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 144, Charlotte Street, West End, Edinburgh, Scotland Before 1950After 1964 

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 7Horace George Marsh1946March 1957 role uncertain
Item 2 of 7Gordon Thomas Tait1947 Partner 
Item 3 of 7Harry Horace MacdonaldJuly 1947December 1947Architect 
Item 4 of 7Horace Gael HammondAfter 1948 Partner 
Item 5 of 7Harry Horace MacdonaldJune 1949June 1952Architect 
Item 6 of 7Harry Horace MacdonaldJune 1952February 1953Senior Architect 
Item 7 of 7Thomas Kenneth Jack1959 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 8 London County Council Housing, Lawson StreetSouthwark LondonEnglandUnder general direction of LCC's Director of Housing and Valuer
Item 2 of 81947Joseph Tritton SchoolBattersea LondonEngland 
Item 3 of 81950South Bank Exhibition, Festival of Britain  London  
Item 4 of 81950Warehouse for R W Forsyth & Co Ltd  GlasgowScotlandArchitects for additions etc
Item 5 of 81951(?)Waterloo Station Gate  LondonEngland 
Item 6 of 81953Waterloo Air Terminal, South Bank  LondonEngland 
Item 7 of 817 July 1959Redevelopment of Old Queen's Hall site, Langham Place  LondonEnglandprepared plan per Builder p2
Item 8 of 81970Post House HotelAviemore Inverness-shireScotlandWith Nelson Foley.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp18 South Bank Exhibition entrance
Item 2 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder3 October 1947  p367 - announcement of firm
Item 2 of 4Builder21 April 1950  p537
Item 3 of 4Builder29 May 1953  p830-834 - feature on Waterloo Air Terminal, with photos and drawings
Item 4 of 4Builder17 July 1959  'News of the Week / Queen's Hall Site Scheme' p2