Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gordon Lorimer Wright
Born: 1876
Died: (?)
Bio Notes: Gordon Lorimer Wright was born in 1876 and articled to Burnet Son & Campbell, 1894-97. He attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1897 to 1899, studying underJean Louis Pascal, and subsequently travelled in Italy for ten months, following which he sought American experience with Brainerd Leeds & Russel in Boston, Massachusetts. He returned to Burnet's office in 1901, but commenced independent practice in Edinburgh in the following year in the Peddie-owned building at 122 George Street. As well as several major commsssions he carried out 'sundry alterations and additions in Edinburgh, Colinton, Perth, Crieff, Strathyre etc on shop and domestic property'.

Wright was admitted LRIBA on 4 July 1910, his proposers being George Wilson of Sydney Mitchell & Wilson, John Watson of Edinburgh and Burnet. At that date his office address was 30 Frederick Street and his home address 9 Cluny Terrace. In the same year Wright emigrated to Vancouver and formed a partnership with another émigré Scott, John McIntyre.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1902c. 1903 
Item 2 of 39, Cluny Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1902 *c. 1910 
Item 3 of 330, Frederick Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1910 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3Burnet Son & Campbell18941897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Brainerd, Leeds & Russel19001901Assistant 
Item 3 of 3John Burnet & Son19011902Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Peter Kydd Hanton19041905Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) John James Burnet4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Watson4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3George Wilson4 July 1910for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 71904Century Insurance Company's head office  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 71904CottageColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 7190655-59 Commissioner Street and 49-55 King StreetCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 71906Business premisesCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 71908UF Church Training Institute for Lady MissionariesInverleith EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 71909Century Insurance Company's head office  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 71910Edinburgh Unionist Club  EdinburghScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

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 L v2 no141 (microfiche reel 29)