Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Andrew Paterson
Born: 1876
Died: 11 March 1934
Bio Notes: George Andrew Paterson was born in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire in 1876 (Dist 501, entry 214), the son of George Paterson, house factor, and Grace Risk. He was articled to Honeyman & Keppie from 1892 to 1898, during which period he studied at Glasgow School of Art. He won the Alexander Thomson Studentship in 1898, which enabled him to spend ten months travelling in Italy. On his return in 1899 he obtained a place in the office of the unrelated Alexander Nisbet Paterson but in the following year he won the Owen Jones Studentship and set off on a seven-month study tour of Spain and Italy, commencing practice on his own account that year.

In 1901 he entered into a partnership with John Stewart with an office at 143 West Regent Street, Glasgow. The office moved to 14 Blythswood Square c.1905 and they were admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. The office moved again to 4 Blythswood Square in 1912 or 1913 and again in the latter year to no 16 of the same square, where it remained. Paterson was admitted FRIBA on 27 October 1920, his proposers being John Keppie, Alexander Nisbet Paterson and William Brown Whitie; Stewart was admitted FRIBA around the same time with the same proposers.

Stewart and Paterson were accomplished designers in late Gothic, Scots Renaissance and Scots vernacular. They had a good landed clientele, and Sir John Stirling Maxwell featured their work anonymously in his 'Shrines and Homes of Scotland', (1938).

Paterson married Janet (Jenny) Lennox McGeoch of Cragmore, Shandon, daughter of William Hugh McGeoch, ironmonger, on 23 June 1903 at Shandon. They lived initially at Dalmuir but subsequently moved to Helensburgh, having bought William Leiper's Terpersie c.1917, to which Paterson made slight alterations.

Paterson served as an officer in the Royal Engineers in France during the First World War, spending a considerable time in France. He chaired many RIAS committees and was largely responsible for drafting the revered conditions of contract. He died of gastroenteritis and cardiac failure at his home, Terpersie, on 10 or 11 March 1934, at the age of fifty-seven, leaving moveable estate of 1,083 16s. He was survived by his wife and one son, G W Lennox Paterson. Stewart continued the practice thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 8Edin Villa, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1892After 1898 
Item 2 of 8143, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19011904 or 1905 
Item 3 of 8Brooklands, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1903 *  
Item 4 of 814, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904 or 19051912 or 1913 
Item 5 of 8Ainslea, Scotstounhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 6 of 84, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1912 or 19131913 
Item 7 of 816, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19131934 
Item 8 of 8Terpersie/1, Sutherland Street North, Helensburgh, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 191711 March 1934 

* 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 3Honeyman & Keppie18921898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Alexander Nisbet Paterson18991900Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 3Stewart & Paterson19011934(?)Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4John Keppie27 October 1920for Fellowship
Item 2 of 4Alexander Nisbet Paterson27 October 1920for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4William Brown Whitie27 October 1920for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licenciateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 12Margaret Brash Brodie (Miss)Late 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 12Thomas BrownEarly 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 12Murdoch Currie29 March 1926for Associateship
Item 4 of 12David HallyEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 12John Harold HaywardEarly 1922 or mid 1922for Associateship
Item 6 of 12Thomas Harold Hughes15 February 1926for Fellowship
Item 7 of 12David Stuart PatersonLate 1931for Associateship
Item 8 of 12George Ferguson Smellie Shanks5 January 1925for Associateship
Item 9 of 12(Professor) William James SmithLate 1930for Fellowship
Item 10 of 12Archibald Graham Walker30 November 1925for Associateship
Item 11 of 12James West Cleland WingateLate 1931for Associateship
Item 12 of 12Frederick Robert Wylie5 December 1927For Associateship

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 101After 1900Auchinairn Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 101After 1900Dalnair Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 1011901Carnegie Free LibraryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 4 of 1011901St ImierBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 101After 1901Roman CampCallander PerthshireScotlandExtensive remodelling
Item 6 of 1011902Broomhill UF Church and hallsPartick GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 7 of 1011903Milton Public SchoolBowling DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 8 of 1011903Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Infectious Diseases HospitalYorkhill GlasgowScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 9 of 1011903St John's on the HillKilbowie, Clydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 10119045 Park Gardens, interior workWoodlands Hill GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 1011904Anderston Public LibraryAnderston GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1011904House for J Thomson Tullis EsqAnniesland GlasgowEngland 
Item 13 of 1011904Renfrew and Clydebank HospitalDuntocher DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1011905Dalmuir Old ChurchDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1011905Radnor Park Established ChurchRadnor Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 101c. 1905City Improvement Trust tenements, Cumbernauld Road  GlasgowScotlandPlaced 2nd in competition - in collaboration with John Arthur
Item 17 of 1011906Auchinairn SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandEast block added
Item 18 of 1011906Co-operative BuildingsYoker GlasgowScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 19 of 1011907Ardchullery LodgeStrathyre Perthshire/StirlingshireScotland 
Item 20 of 1011907Balshagray Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1011907Bishopbriggs Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1011907McLaren High SchoolCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1011907Offices and HallsClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 1011907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - awarded first premium after Clifford
Item 25 of 1011908Bishopbriggs Golf ClubhouseBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 1011908SunnylawBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 27 of 1011908Tenements on Great Western Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 1011909Clutha Works, Office, club and canteens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1011909St Gilbert's ChurchPollokshields GlasgowScotlandOriginal church
Item 30 of 1011910Cadder Parish ChurchBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandInterior alterations and pulpit
Item 31 of 1011910DorlecoteHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension (bedroom and billiard room)
Item 32 of 1011910House and offices for Frederick Thomas Johnson, Alma Crescent and Millig StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 33 of 1011911Clydebank Higher Grade SchoolClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandExtensions
Item 34 of 1011911House for Miss McPhunCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 101After 1911Bridge of Allan Housing SchemeBridge of allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 36 of 101After 1911Cowden CastleMuckart PerthshireScotlandAlterations on estate buildings and cottages
Item 37 of 101After 1911Doune Housing schemeDoune PerthshireScotland 
Item 38 of 101After 1911Drapery Warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 101After 1911Keir HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandAlterations to house and estate buildings
Item 40 of 101After 1911Kenmure CastleNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations to estate buildings and cottages
Item 41 of 101After 1911Kippielaw HouseKippilaw, St Boswells RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 101After 1911ThurloeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations for himself - date unknown
Item 43 of 1011912Auchterarder House and west lodge and gates  PerthshireScotlandAdditions (tower) and estate buildings and cottages
Item 44 of 1011912House of ElrigMochrum WigtownshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1011912Hyndland Parish Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandHall added
Item 46 of 1011913Giffnock South Parish Church and HallsGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1011913Nurses' HomeClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 48 of 1011913The CrosswaysHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 49 of 1011914Dalmuir West ChurchDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 50 of 1011914Several Houses in HelensburghHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 51 of 1011916ArdenHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFlat-roofed extension
Item 52 of 1011916St George Co-operative Society WarehouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 53 of 1011919Cinema, Colquhoun SquareHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandUnexecuted plans?
Item 54 of 1011919Dalmuir SchoolDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 55 of 1011919Hensol HouseMossdale WigtownshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1011919Housing Scheme at ClydebankClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1011919Scottish Veterans Garden SettlementCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 58 of 1011920Ardencaple QuadrantHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 59 of 1011920Argaty HouseDoune PerthshireScotlandTwo-storey and attic dwelling - linking 1840 house with west wing of 1858-60. Also estate buildings and cottages
Item 60 of 1011920Auchterarder Housing SchemeAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1011920Housing Scheme at DunblaneDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1011920Various Housing EstatesHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 63 of 101c. 1920Kirkmichael Housing EstateHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1011921Auchterarder First World War MemorialAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 65 of 1011921Drapery WarehouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 66 of 1011921Rie-Achen for the Scottish Garden Veterans' AssociationPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 67 of 10119226-28 Inverallan RoadBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1011922Drapery warehouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 69 of 1011922EskvilleHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 70 of 101192342-44 Sinclair StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition and attic
Item 71 of 1011923DrumparkBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 72 of 1011923Helensburgh Free ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDesign for chancel - addition, or redecoration after fire (design only)
Item 73 of 1011923Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 74 of 1011923The CrosswaysHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGarage
Item 75 of 1011924Bungalow for Miss M E B Macfarlane, on road to golf courseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 76 of 1011924Park Free Church hallHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDesign. HS claims that he was mainly responsible
Item 77 of 1011924Rossdhu Court, workshopsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 78 of 1011924Tenement, 39-43 East Clyde StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1011925ChapelacreHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandNew lodge, garage, and alterations to main house
Item 80 of 1011925Rural InstituteDoune PerthshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 81 of 1011926BallytrimHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1011926Cinema, Colquhoun SquareHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFinal plans
Item 83 of 1011926DunollieHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandHouse and garage
Item 84 of 1011926Four tenements, West King StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 85 of 1011926Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of servants' wing
Item 86 of 1011926St Margaret's HospitalAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 87 of 1011927House and garage, Golf Hill DriveEast Abercromby StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 88 of 1011928Coldoch HouseBlair Drummond PerthshireScotland 
Item 89 of 1011928Colquhalzie  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 90 of 1011928House for W Arthur CoulsonKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1011928InvergairHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of attic and garage
Item 92 of 1011928Scotstoun West Parish ChurchWhiteinch GlasgowScotlandAddition of halls
Item 93 of 1011931Suite of halls for Christian BrethernKnightswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 94 of 1011932Auchmar  StirlingshireScotland 
Item 95 of 1011932Baptist ChurchInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 96 of 10119337-9 Sinclair StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 97 of 1011933Netherlee ChurchNetherlee RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 98 of 1011933Royalty Theatre and Commercial Premises  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 99 of 1011934Trinity Possil and Henry Drummond ChurchParkhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 100 of 1011936Halls for Church of ScotlandShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 101 of 1011938University of Glasgow, telescope and transit buildings  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Journal14 April 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp588 - tribute by John Begg
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal28 April 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp659 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v20 no1509