Basic Biographical Details

Name: David William Kennedy
Born: 1867
Died: 1901
Bio Notes: David William Kennedy was born in 1867 and articled to William Lawrie of Matthews & Lawrie, Inverness from 1884. He presumably remained with John Hinton Gall when the latter inherited the practice on Lawrie's death in 1887. In 1889 he transferred to the office of William Laidlaw Carruthers for two years. He then moved to London working for Sir Arthur Blomfield, and then probably on Carruthers's recommendation, transferred to that of Ernest George & Peto, from which he passed the qualifying exam in 1892. After a study tour in Belgium he was admitted ARIBA on 4 December 1893, his proposers being George, Carruthers and John McKean Brydon. In 1901 he allowed his membership to lapse because of illness and he died the same year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 114, Richmond Avenue/Richmond Crescent, Barnsbury, London N, EnglandPrivate1893 *  

* 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 5Matthews & Lawrie18841887ApprenticeIn Inverness office, under William Lawrie
Item 2 of 5John Hinton Gall1887(?)1889(?)ApprenticePresumably completed his apprenticeship under Gall after the latter inherited the Matthews & Lawrie firm
Item 3 of 5William Laidlaw Carruthers18891891Assistant 
Item 4 of 5(Sir) Arthur William Blomfield1891Early 1892Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Ernest George & PetoEarly 1892 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John McKean Brydon4 December 1893for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Laidlaw Carruthers4 December 1893for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Ernest George4 December 1893for Associateship


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 A v12 p70 (microfiche 54/F5)