Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Arthur Carmichael
Bio Notes: David Arthur Carmichael was articled to Salmon, Son & Gillespie from 1908 to 1912 and studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1909 to 1913. Between 1912 and 1914 he worked as draughtsman to James McKissack (practising as John McKissack & Son), the West of Scotland Sanitary Association, James Miller, and John Gaff Gillespie (whose partnership with Salmon had by then been dissolved), and he spent his summers during these early years undertaking sketching tours of Scotland. He was admitted ARIBA in early 1915, his proposers being Miller, James Salmon and Gillespie, who wrote in his supporting statement: 'I know that in his office work Mr Carmichael showed marked ability'. At the time of his admittance he was serving as a Private in the armed forces, presumably with the 7th Royal Fusiliers at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, as his declaration accepting his Associateship was witnessed by the 2nd Lieutenant of that regiment. He gave his permanent address as Netherton, Greenock. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Netherton, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1915  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Salmon, Son & Gillespie19081912Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John McKissack & Son1912Before 1914Assistant 
Item 3 of 5James MillerAfter 1912Before 1914Assistant 
Item 4 of 5West of Scotland Sanitary AssociationAfter 1912Before 1914Assistant 
Item 5 of 5John Gaff GillespieAfter 19131914Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Gaff GillespieEarly 1915for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James MillerEarly 1915for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Salmon (junior)Early 1915for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no2565 (microfilm reel 22)