Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Arthur Laurie Carrick
Designation: Architect
Born: 6 June 1879
Bio Notes: William Arthur Laurie Carrick was born on 6 June 1879 at 104 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow. He was articled to John Burnet Son & Campbell in September 1896, also attending the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. He stayed in Burnet's office for eight years, taking one year off during that time to travel to Australia. He commenced independent practice at 21 Hope Street, Glasgow in May 1909 and was elected LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. By this time he had moved to 219 St Vincent Street. He exhibited frequently at art exhibitions including at Glasgow Institute, Dundee, Ayr and London.

Carrick closed his practice in 1915, probably for war service. He recommenced practice in Biggar, Lanarkshire in 1919, suggesting that he had family connections there.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 626, Leven Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1895After 1898 
Item 2 of 613, Berlin Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1900After 1901 
Item 3 of 621, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1909Before March 1911 
Item 4 of 6Mill Cottage, Coulter, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 5 of 6219, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore March 19111915 
Item 6 of 6Mossbank, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business1919After 1925 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Burnet Son & CampbellSeptember 18961897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3John Burnet & Son1897c. 1900Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3John Burnet & Sonc. 19001905Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 71900Rutherglen Parish ChurchRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandAs assistant to John James Burnet - complete rebuilding
Item 2 of 71904FairnalieSelkirk SelkirkshireScotlandAs assistant to J J Burnet
Item 3 of 71905CastlecraigKirkurd PeeblesshireScotlandExtensive alterations and additions, including interiors: as assistant to J J Burnet
Item 4 of 7After 1909Coulter SchoolCoulter LanarkshireScotlandIn collaboration with James Wright, Junior
Item 5 of 7After 1909Public Hall and LibrarySymington LanarkshireScotlandIn collaboration with James Wright, Junior
Item 6 of 71911Coulter Old SchoolBiggar LanarkshireScotlandConversion into Public Hall
Item 7 of 71911HotelBiggar LanarkshireScotlandAddition


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v16 no1172