Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Thomas Lindsay
Born: 20 April 1915
Died: 15 November 1995
Bio Notes: Archibald Thomas Lindsay was born on 20 April 1915, the son of William Lindsay, coal merchant, and his wife Mary Emily Lennie. In September 1933 he began the diploma course at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art which consisted of three years of day classes and three years of evening classes. During part of this time he worked in the office of John Thomson King. During his summer vacations in 1933, 1934 and 1935 he made study tours in England, visiting cathedrals and buildings of architectural interest.

After completing his diploma he would appear to have continued working with John Thomson King in Glasgow and living in Greenock. He was elected ARIBA on 13 December 1939, proposed by Thomas Harold Highes, Professor William James Smith and Thomas Johnston Beveridge. He was elected ARIAS
in 1953.

After the war Lindsay seems to have joined the practice of Launcelot Hugh Ross. He was invited to become a partner and he continued the practice after Ross's death in January 1956.

He was elected FRIAS in 1961 and about that time he was forced to retire as he had contracted Parkinson's Disease. He remained a member of the RIBA until 1977 when he resigned. By this date he had moved to Kilcreggan.

Lindsay died at Erskine Hospital, Bishipton, Renfrewshire on 15 November 1995, survived by his wife Mary Ruth Symondson, who had been a nurse.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5111, Union Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1930s John Thomson King's address.
Item 2 of 5Kincraig, Finnart Road, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1939 *After 1953 
Item 3 of 579, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1956 *  
Item 4 of 5Viewfield, Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1960 *  
Item 5 of 5Woodside, Barbour Road, Kilcreggan, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19611995 

* 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 2John Thomson King1930s Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Launcelot H Ross & Lindsay1950s Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Johnston Beveridge13 December 1939For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes13 December 1939For Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith13 December 1939For 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 141957Offices, 13-31 Oswald St for Stewarts & Lloyds, Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 141958Premises of Stewarts & LloydsBellshill LanarkshireScotlandOffice building
Item 3 of 141959Dunbartonshire County Council OfficesDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandFinalist in competition but did not secure job
Item 4 of 141961Motherwell and Wishaw Civic CentreMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandFinalist in the competition
Item 5 of 141961St Michael's Primary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 141962House, Waterside GardensCarmunnock LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 141962Premises of Messrs Yarrow, shipbuildersScotstoun GlasgowScotlandAdministrative offices (perhaps on a different site?)
Item 8 of 141963Springfield Primary SchoolGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 141965Premises of Stewarts & LloydsBellshill LanarkshireScotlandWelfare building
Item 10 of 141966HayhillBardowie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 11 of 141967Primary schoolRoseneath DunbartonshireScotlandMay be retired by this date?
Item 12 of 141967St Francis Primary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 141968Coatbridge Municipal BuildingsCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandReconstruction of Sheriff Court
Item 14 of 141968Cove and Kilcreggan SchoolCove DunbartonshireScotlandNew classrooms added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7342 (Combined Box 185)