Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Gairns Laskie
Born: 19 October 1901
Died: 12 March 1976
Bio Notes: John Gairns Laskie was born New Kilpatrick on 19 October 1901, the son of Alexander Gairns Laskie, architect in Glasgow, and his wife Rose Ware. He took classes in architecture and building construction at Glasgow High School from September 1919 until 1921 when he began to study full-time at Glasgow School of Architecture. In 1920 he began his articles with Alexander Gardner remaining there until their completion in 1925 and at that point transferred to the practice of Frank Burnet & Boston. The following year, 1926, he moved to become an assistant to Charles James McNair. He passed the qualifying exam in July 1927 and was admitted ARIBA, proposed by the Council of the RIBA on 5 December of that year.

He emigrated to Canada at some point after 1927, his address being 7 Salisbury Road, Pointe Claire, Quebec at the time of his retirement. He died on 12 March 1976.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 27, Salisbury Road, Pointe Claire 720, Quebec, CanadaPrivate Before 1976 
Item 2 of 2Roselynn, Bearsden, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1927 *  

* 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 3Alexander Gardner19201925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Frank Burnet & Boston19251926Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Charles James McNair19261927Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Council5 December 1927For Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 4123 (Box 7)