Basic Biographical Details

Name: Kenneth Mathison Young
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 November 1910
Died: 8 September 1993
Bio Notes: Kenneth Mathison Young was born on 23 November 1910, the son of Cedric John Mathison and his wife Catherine Peel, who remarried after her husband's death, and grandson of George Penrose Kennedy Young of Perth. He studied full-time at Edinburgh School of Architecture from 1928 until 1931 when he joined the family firm as an assistant, continuing to attend classes part-time for a further year in Dundee. In 1934 he moved to Edinburgh where he spent a year with James Robertson before moving again to Thurso to work as assistant to Sinclair Macdonald & Son for a year. He returned to the family firm in 1936 and remained there thereafter.

In 1938 he designed his own house, Hattonbrae, in Kinnoull, Perth. He joined the armed forces at the beginning of the Second World War and served in the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe. He returned to practice at the end of the war and was taken into partnership in the firm of G P K Young & Son in April 1946. His later work was principally concerned with hospital buildings in Perthshire and housing for Perth County Council. He was admitted ARIBA in 1948, FRIAS in 1953 and FRIBA in 1955, proposed by Donald Ross, Graham Connacher Young and Thomas Hill Thoms.

Young died on 8 September 1993 from myocardial infarction. He was married twice: first to Audrey Henderson and second to Helen Wilson Darling or Marsh.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 317, West Forth Street, Cellardyke, Fife, ScotlandPrivate(?) 1993 
Item 2 of 3Hattonbrae, Kinnoull, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1938(?)After 1955 
Item 3 of 342, Tay Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1948After 1960 

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 5G P K Young & Son19311934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5James Robertson19341935Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Sinclair Macdonald & Son19351936Assistant 
Item 4 of 5G P K Young & Son19361939Assistant 
Item 5 of 5G P K Young & SonApril 1946After 1955Partner 

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 9After 1936Housing for Perth County Council  PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 91938HattonbraeKinnoull PerthshireScotlandfor himself
Item 3 of 91946Bridge of Earn HospitalBridge of Earn PerthshireScotlandNew orthopoedic outpatients' department.
Item 4 of 91946Perth Royal Infirmary, outpatients' clinicPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 91946Ten houses for Perth County CouncilAberdalgie PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 91955Head Office of the General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation LtdPerth PerthshireScotlandLarge additions to insurance office
Item 7 of 9c. 1955Housing schemeGuildtown PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 9c. 1955Married officers' quarters and soldiers' quarters for Territorial and Auxiliary Armed Forces  PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 91966Office block, Perth Road  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no5104 (combined box 56)