Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Stanley Aitchison Kennedy
Born: 4 April 1906
Died: 2 January 1966
Bio Notes: Thomas Stanley Aitchison Kennedy was born on 4 April 1906, the son of Thomas Crombie Kennedy, draper's assistant and his wife, Allice Gordon Courage. In January 1921 he commenced a four-year apprenticeship with Begg & Lorne Campbell which lasted until April 1925. He continued with the same practice as junior draughtsman for a further three months. During this period he attended the architecture couse (morning classes) at Edinburgh College of Art and classes for building and engineering subjects at Heriot Watt College in the evenings.

From April 1925 until December 1936 he was an architectural assistant with J D Cairns & Ford but at the later date became chief assistant with Dick Peddie Todd & Jamieson. War service interrupted his work with the practice. From November 1940 until June 1945 he was an architecture and engineering assistant with the Admiralty.

He returned to his previous post the Dick Peddie practice, the name now being Dick Peddie McKay & Jamieson. He remained with them until May 1954 when Jamieson retired and he took a post as resident architect with the Royal Bank of Scotland. He was elected LRIBA at the late date of 1956 and FRIAS the following year.. He would appear to have remained with the Royal Bank for the rest of his career. He is listed in the RIBA Directory of 1960-61 as still with the Bank.

Kennedy was found dead on 2 November 1966. His wife Margaret Allan Barrie Livingston had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 170, Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19571966 

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 8Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson c. 1955Chief Assistantchief assistant of George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson
Item 2 of 8Begg & Lorne CampbellJanuary 1921April 1925Apprentice 
Item 3 of 8Begg & Lorne CampbellApril 1925c. August 1925Junior Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 8J D Cairns & FordApril 1925December 1936Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonDecember 1936November 1940Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Dick Peddie, McKay & JamiesonJune 1945May 1954Chief Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Royal Bank of Scotland Architects' DepartmentMay 1954 Architect 
Item 8 of 8Dick Peddie & McKayc. 19551966Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth 9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Ross McKay9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson9 October 1956For Licentiateship


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 L no6764 (Combined Box 159)