Scots architect. He designed Belmont Parish Church, Hillhead, Glasgow (1893), and the charming Arts-and-Crafts Free Scottish Baronial building in St Enoch's Square, Glasgow, for the Underground Railway (1896). He won the competition to design the Glasgow International Exhibition (1898–1901), designed the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (1907), and the powerful Classical (with Mannerist touches) Institute of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, London (1910). One of the most important commercial architects working in Glasgow after 1900, his houses were also very attractive: Lowther Terrace, Glasgow, and the Village Estate at Forteviot, Perthshire (1908), are among his best. The Peebles Hydro, Borders, the Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire, and the Village Hall, Bournville, Birmingham (all 1908), were also by him.
A. S. Gray (1985);Williamson, Riches, & Higgs (1990)