Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John ('Jack') McCall Dick |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||23 July 1924 |
|Died: ||8 August 2012 |
|Bio Notes: ||John McCall Dick (usually known as Jack) was born in Motherwell on 23 July 1924 and was educated at Dalziel High School. His architectural studies were interrupted when he enlisted in the Royal Air Force and trained as a bomber pilot in Canada. By the end of the war he was engaged in flying Japanese Prisoners of War to the UK in a converted Liberator bomber. |
When he returned to Scotland he was too late for entry that year to Glasgow School of Art so he began the part-time course which he continued until qualification in 1952. During this period he worked for East Kilbride Development Corporation. He was elected ARIBA in 1956.
His first post was with Lanarkshire County Council, then Cullen Lochhead & Brown and later with Keppie Henderson & Partners where he reached the position of Associate. He worked on a range of projects including numerous major school, hospital and office buildings. He was still with the practice in 1987 but no longer in 1994.
Outwith his work, Dick had a wide range of interests including music, literature and sport. He played rugby as a youngster and moved on to tennis, golf and bowls. In retirement he was involved with the erection of a war memorial on the Clelland Estate.
Dick died on 8 August 2012, survived by his wife, Joy, of 60 years.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Craigieknowe/6, Markethill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Private||1954 *||After 1970|| |
|21, Woodside Place, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1979|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|RIBA||1960||The RIBA Kalendar 1959-1960||1959-1960|| || |
|RIBA||1966||Kalendar 1966-67|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|RIBA||1987||RIBA Directory of Members 1987|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Quarterly||2012||12||Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)||Winter|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |