Basic Biographical Details

Name: Tennant & Smith
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 23 June 1923
Ended: After 1944
Bio Notes: Stuart Veitch Smith was born on 12 January 1884 and educated at Lockerbie Academy. He served a four-year apprenticeship with Barbour & Bowie of Dumfries, beginning on 25 April 1900, and remained as junior assistant until September 1905 when he moved to Carlisle to work as assistant to Thomas Taylor Scott. During these early years he spent time measuring and sketching Gothic buildings including Lincluden Abbey, Dumfries and Lancrest Priory Church, Cumberland, and studied for the South Kensington exams, obtaining his various certificates in 1902, 1906 and 1907. In December of the latter year he left for Manchester where he secured a position as chief assistant to J Herbert Hall, transferring to the office of J B & W Thornley of Wigan in May 1909. Three years later he moved to Pontefract as chief assistant to W J Tennant.

In 1916 he was called up and served in the Royal Flying Corps; from April 1918 the Royal Air Force. He returned to Tennant's office in February 1919 and was taken into partnership on 23 June 1923 under the practice title of Tennant & Smith. He was admitted LRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being John McLintock Bowie, John Keppie and John James Burnet.

Tennant either retired or died on 8 September 1932, leaving Smith to continue the practice alone. He retained the existing firm name of Tennant & Smith and was elected FRIBA on 18 April 1944, proposed by John Murray Easton, Howard Morley Robertson and Bowie. The following year his daughter Jean M Veitch became a partner.

He died on 9 November 1976 aged 92.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ropergate Chambers, Pontefract, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness23 June 1923After 1944 

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 2W J Tennant23 June 19238 September 1932Partner 
Item 2 of 2Stuart Veitch Smith23 June 1923After 1944Partner 

References

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