Basic Biographical Details

Name: John ('Jack') McCall Dick
Born: 23 July 1924
Died: 8 August 2012
Bio Notes: John McCall Dick (usually known as Jack) was born in Motherwell on 23 July 1924 and was educated at Dalziel High School. His architectural studies were interrupted when he enlisted in the Royal Air Force and trained as a bomber pilot in Canada. By the end of the war he was engaged in flying Japanese Prisoners of War to the UK in a converted Liberator bomber.

When he returned to Scotland he was too late for entry that year to Glasgow School of Art so he began the part-time course which he continued until qualification in 1952. During this period he worked for East Kilbride Development Corporation. He was elected ARIBA in 1956.

His first post was with Lanarkshire County Council, then Cullen Lochhead & Brown and later with Keppie Henderson & Partners where he reached the position of Associate. He worked on a range of projects including numerous major school, hospital and office buildings. He was still with the practice in 1987 but no longer in 1994.

Outwith his work, Dick had a wide range of interests including music, literature and sport. He played rugby as a youngster and moved on to tennis, golf and bowls. In retirement he was involved with the erection of a war memorial on the Clelland Estate.

Dick died on 8 August 2012, survived by his wife, Joy, of 60 years.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Craigieknowe/6, Markethill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1954 *After 1970 
Item 2 of 221, Woodside Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1979  

* 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 4Keppie Henderson & Partners  Associate 
Item 2 of 4East Kilbride Development Corporation1951After 1960Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Lanark County Councilc. 1956(?) Architect 
Item 4 of 4Alex Cullen, Lochhead & BrownLate 1950s(?) Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 6RIBA1966Kalendar 1966-67   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly201212Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Winter

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership