Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas McMillan
Designation: Architect
Born: 1879
Bio Notes: Thomas McMillan was born in 1879 and articled to Campbell Douglas & Morrison from 1892 to 1897. After the break-up of the partnership he and John Duncan MacLeod remained with Douglas as assistants. During that period he attended Glasgow School of Art. About this time McMillan spent his summer holidays on sketching tours in England and Scotland. When Douglas merged his practice with that of Alexander Nisbet Paterson in 1903 McMillan moved with him to the new partnership but shortly thereafter Douglas appears to have recommended him to his former assistant William Flockhart in London. He remained in Flockhart's office until 1907 when he moved to that of Still, Wheat & Luken, in Basinghall Street, his address when he was admitted LRIBA on 16 June 1911, his proposers being Flockhart, Paterson and George Edward Clay of Gravesend.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 219, Basinghall Street, London EC, EnglandBusiness1911 * Address of Still, Wheat & Luker
Item 2 of 216, Elmfield Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey, EnglandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 

* 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 6Campbell Douglas & Morrison18921897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Campbell Douglas & Morrison1897c. 1901Junior Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 6Campbell Douglasc. 19011903Junior Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 6Campbell Douglas & Paterson190313 July 1904Assistant 
Item 5 of 6William Flockhart17 August 190421 September 1907Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Still, Wheat & Luken4 October 1907After 1911Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Edward Clay16 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Flockhart16 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Nisbet Paterson16 January 1911for Licentiateship

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 14After 1892Canaan House  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Campbell Douglas
Item 2 of 14After 1892Cottages at NetherhallLargs AyrshireScotlandAs assistant to Campbell Douglas
Item 3 of 141894Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 4 of 141895Inveraray Free ChurchInveraray ArgyllScotlandAs assistant to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 5 of 141895Sandeman Public LibraryPerth PerthshireScotlandAs assistant with Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 6 of 141896Roshven HouseKinlochmoidart Inverness-shireScotlandSubstantial alterations- as assistant to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 7 of 141897Dalry UP ChurchSt John's Town of Dalry KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAs junior draughtsman to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 8 of 141897Kirkcaldy Burgh Infectious Diseases HospitalKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs junior draughtsman with Campbell Douglas
Item 9 of 14After 1897High ChurchLinlithgow West LothianScotlandAs assistant to Campbell Douglas S aisle added and semi-octagonal hall incorporated
Item 10 of 14c. 1897Sick Children's HospitalGarnethill GlasgowScotlandAdditions - as junior draughtsman with Campbell Douglas
Item 11 of 14c. 1899Victoria InfirmaryLangside GlasgowScotlandThird part, including isolation pavilion and operating rooms - as assistant with Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 12 of 141900St Michael's HouseInveresk MidlothianScotlandAs assistant to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 13 of 14Before 1904Lochboisdale ChurchLochboisdaleSouth UistInverness-shireScotlandAs junior draughtsman with Campbell Douglas and Paterson
Item 14 of 14Before 1910House in Kent  KentEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v48 no460