Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Stuart Paterson
Born: 23 December 1907
Died: 22 July 1998
Bio Notes: David Stuart Paterson was born on 23 December 1907, the son of David Paterson, blacksmith, and his wife Catherine Highlands. He served his apprenticeship in an unidentified office from 1923 to 1928. He studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture from 1926 until June 1931, when he obtained his diploma, and he was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and George Andrew Paterson, who may have been his father. Hughes' accompanying statement indicates that Paterson had been a distinguished student and had 'excellent and varied practical experience in Architects' offices'. He was a part-time lecturer at the School of Architecture in the years prior to World War II. In 1952 he was awarded the Athens Bursary for the British School in Athens, thus being on eof the earliest visitors to study there as this was only three years after the end of the civil war. In 1959 he was elected FRIAS. He subsequently became a full-time senior lecturer at the Technical College which was absorbed into the University of Strathclyde in 1964. He was the only senior lecturer in architecture under Professor William James Smith and was in effect deputy head having mainly administrative duties. The subjects he taught included the Theory of Architecture. He was particularly well versed in French literature having trained himself in the Ecole des Beaux Arts principles and classical design.

He died aged 90 at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow on 22 July 1998. He was survived by his wife Mary Denholm Reid Macdonald and their children and grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Ashbourne Homes, Eastwood Court/1, Eastwoodmains Road, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland    
Item 2 of 5Williamwood House, Strathtay Avenue, Netherlee, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1998 
Item 3 of 591, Loanfoot Avenue, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  
Item 4 of 534, Langside Place, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 5 of 534, Carmichael Place, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1958 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1931for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Andrew PatersonLate 1931for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James SmithLate 1931for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Duncan Shearer Bremner2 December 1970For Fellowship

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 3After 1927(?)Langside Hill Free ChurchLangside GlasgowScotlandWas involved in some work - presumably alterations
Item 2 of 31954Pharmaceutical PlantDalry AyrshireScotlandWilson Hamilton & Wilson working in association with Paterson on this project.
Item 3 of 31955Hoffmann-La Roche, Dalry Production SiteDalry AyrshireScotlandWith Wilson Hamilton & Wilson


Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterNovember 1998v9, no11 Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4786 (combined box 35)