- While an architect he studied a the Glasgow School of Art.
- Befriended J. Herbert McNair.
- Married Margaret MacDonald, McNair married her sister, Frances.
- Leader of the Glasgow School.
- Befriended Josef Hoffmann & became involved in the Wiener Werkstätte.
- Jewelry and flatware made by Elkington & Co..
- Often marked David Hislop.
- Returned to his architecture career.