Basic Biographical Details

Name: Daniel MacKay (or McKay)
Born: 18 February 1896
Died: 1980
Bio Notes: Daniel MacKay (who spelt his name thus but is referred to in some sources as Daniel McKay) was born on 18 February 1896 and studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture from 1912 to 1917. He was articled to John Hamilton & Son in 1913 and completed his apprenticeship in 1920 after interruptions caused by war service. He then joined the office of Charles James McNair, whose practice was mainly cinema-based but also included housing, garages and other building types.

In 1927 MacKay was elected an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. In 1929 he spent a brief period working in the office of another Glasgow cinema architect, John Fairweather, before moving to London to take up a salaried post in the Architect's Department of Gaumont British Picture Corporation under the chief architect William Edward Trent. He was still in the same office when he was admitted LRIBA on 10 April 1945, his proposers being Trent, William Thomas Benslyn of Birmingham, and William James Smith. His nomination papers state that he had been 'acting mainly in a supervisory capacity for over 10 years' and had also worked on factories and camps for the military services.

MacKay died in West Somerset between July and September 1980.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 435, Lomond Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  
Item 2 of 4114, Berkeley Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1913After 1917 
Item 3 of 4182, Trongate, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1929 *  
Item 4 of 4Ardneil/110, Deans Lane, Edgware, Middlesex, EnglandPrivate1945 *  

* 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 5John Hamilton & Son19131920ApprenticeWith the exception of war service
Item 2 of 5Charles James McNair19201929Assistant 
Item 3 of 5John Fairweather19291929Assistant 
Item 4 of 5William Edward Trent19291944Assistantworking in the Architect's Department of Gaumont British Picture Corporation
Item 5 of 5Gaumont British Picture Corporation Architect's Department1929After 1944Assistantworking under William Edward Trent, Chief Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Thomas Benslyn10 April 1945for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith10 April 1945for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Edward Trent10 April 1945for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no 5747 (combined box 98)