Basic Biographical Details

Name: Wylie Shanks
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1982
Bio Notes: The name changed to Wylie Shanks when Iain MacLaren joined the practice in 1982.

After the retiral of George Shanks in 1963, Bill Hunter joined the partnership in 1965 and when Fred Wylie retired in 1970, Eddie Hanlon was made a partner. After Peter Williams left in 1974, Ronnie Wilson was taken on as a partner with the task of running the Perth Office. Bill Jardine retired in 1982 and at the same time Iain MacLaren was assumed into the partnership, which became Wylie Shanks, Chartered Architects.

A subsidiary project management company, WS Project Control Ltd operated from 1985 until shortly after the untimely death of Eddie Hanlon in 1989.

On the retiral of Bill Hunter and Ronnie Wilson in 1996, the Glasgow office moved to 20a Royal Crescent.

In 2002 Stephen Kerr joined the practice which moved to 17 Royal Terrace where it is located today.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Stuart House Suite 1/3, Eskmills, Musselburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandBusiness After 2013 
Item 2 of 320A , Royal Crescent, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19962002 
Item 3 of 317, Royal Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness2002After 2013 

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 5Iain Douglas MacLarenAfter 1982 Partner 
Item 2 of 5Bryan MunfordAfter 1988   
Item 3 of 5John McGinn19901992Senior Architect 
Item 4 of 5John McGinn19922000Senior ArchitectIn charge of Inverness branch office
Item 5 of 5John McGinn1995 AssociateAssociate in charge of branch office

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 211980sCaithness Glass factory and officesWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 2 of 211980sCaithness Glass Visitor CentreWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 3 of 211980sCaithness Glass Visitor CentrePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 211980sFactories and warehouse for Levi Strauss Ltd   Scotland 
Item 5 of 211980sJordanhill Parish ChurchJordanhill GlasgowScotlandNew kitchen facilities added
Item 6 of 211980sTenement repair work  GlasgowScotlandRehabilitation - as partner in charge
Item 7 of 211980sTerex facilities   LuxembourgWith Hanlon as partner in charge
Item 8 of 211980s(?)Terex Facilities, NewhouseMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandWith Hanlon as partner in charge
Item 9 of 211983De La Rue Card SystemsDalgety Bay Fife  
Item 10 of 211990sPrivate Finance Initiative Hospital, LarkfieldGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 11 of 211990Factory for Levi Strauss UK Ltd  DundeeScotlandExtension to factory
Item 12 of 211990Glasgow Western Infirmary, Linear Accelerator Unit  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 211992Printing works for Scottish Daily Record and Sunday MailCardonald GlasgowScotlandWith Iain MacLaren as partner in charge
Item 14 of 211996Northern Constabulary Headquarters and Area Command HeadquartersInverness Inverness-shireScotlandWith Iain MacLaren as partner in charge
Item 15 of 211998Ferry terminal StornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 
Item 16 of 211999Gartnavel General Hospital, Radiotherapy Oupatients Building  GlasgowScotlandWith Iain MacLaren as partner in charge
Item 17 of 21Early 1990sNursing Home for the recovery of the mentally illInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 18 of 212008Govan Burgh BuildingsGovan GlasgowScotlandConversion to Enterprise Centre - with Iain MacLaren as partner in charge
Item 19 of 212009Crosshouse Resource CentreCrosshouse, Kilmarnock AyrshireScotlandWith Iain MacLaren as partner in charge
Item 20 of 212009Largs Resource CentreLargs AyrshireScotlandWith Iain MacLaren as partbner in charge
Item 21 of 212009St Mary's RC Church and presbyteryLanark LanarkshireScotlandRefurbishment and alteration - with Iain MacLaren as partner in charge


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp38
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Item 3 of 3Wylie Shanks Architects2012Wylie Shanks Architects: a centenary retrospective 1912-2012