Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gauldie & Hardie
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1908 or 1909
Ended: Mid 1920s
Bio Notes: William Gauldie was born in 1875 at Kinnell, Angus, and educated at Harris Academy, Dundee. He was articled to a Dundee architect, William Mitchell, who had very little business. When Mitchell gave up practice Gauldie continued his apprenticeship with Charles and Leslie Ower whose chief assistant William Gillespie Lamond influenced his work strongly until well into the 1920s. At the end of his apprenticeship he spent a year in the architectural department of the iron founders and mill engineers Robertson Orchar who then supplied buildings as well as textile machinery.

In 1898 Gauldie opened his own practice at 23 Panmure Street, Dundee his first job being the Physical Laboratory at Dundee High School, where he had taken over from McCulloch. This was followed by the first of a long series of alterations and extension in High Street and Commercial Street for D M Brown, gradually forming the buildings there into a very large department store. Much of his early work consisted of ship interiors. The practice moved to 26 Commercial Street in 1905 and in 1906 Gauldie's cousin Robert Leuchars Hardie was taken on as an assistant, becoming a partner in 1908 (W S Gauldie) or 1909 (Bailey). Hardie was born c.1877 at Smithston, Greenock where his father was governor of the poorhouse. About 1889 his father moved to Birmingham where Hardie completed his school education and served a full apprenticeship as a civil engineer. Subsequently he moved to North Berwick to work for his uncle J W Hardie, a move which enabled him to study at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art.

William Careless (or Carless), an assistant to the City Architect's Department, also assisted in the evenings when the practice was too busy until his departure for Canada in 1911 or 1912. Hardie's health began to fail in 1923 and the partnership ended with his death in October 1924, although his name was retained in the practice title. Gauldie subsequently took David Sharpe into partnership in 1927.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 126, Commercial Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1908 or 19091924 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4William Edward Careless (or Carless)1908 or 1909(?)1911 or 1912(?)Assistant 
Item 2 of 4William Gauldie1908 or 19091924Partner 
Item 3 of 4Robert Leuchars Hardie1908 or 19091924Partner 
Item 4 of 4Charles Stuart Macnab19091910Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 111908 or 1909D M Brown's Department Store  DundeeScotlandMajor extensions and alterations - commenced by Gauldie prior to partnership
Item 2 of 111910Tannadice Park  DundeeScotlandpavilion
Item 3 of 11191112-14 Murraygate  DundeeScotlandReconstruction from eighteenth century house
Item 4 of 111911AuchoyleBarnhill DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 111912Station CrescentInvergowrie Perthshire/AngusScotlandNos 7-13
Item 6 of 111914Office for Robertson Orchar, Brown Constable Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 111920Red Court, house, coachhouse, stable, lodge and laundryWest Ferry DundeeScotlandBilliard room wing
Item 8 of 111923Easter Mylnefield Estate  PerthshireScotlandLayout for feuing and several houses
Item 9 of 111924Villa, 365 Blackness Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 11c. 1924Houses on Carbet Castle site, Camphill RoadBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 11 of 111927Terrace of villas, Norrie Street  DundeeScotland 

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder17 October 1924  Hardie's obituary
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly1924 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Hardie's obituary by C G Soutar. Check date