Honeyman and Keppie

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Honeyman and Keppie was a major architectural firm based in Glasgow, created by John Honeyman and John Keppie in 1888 following the death of James Sellars in whose architectural practice Keppie had worked. Their most notable employee was Charles Rennie MacKintosh, who started as a draughtsman in April 1889[1] and rose to partner level. The creation of the new Honeyman, Keppie and MacKintosh marked the next phase in the evolution of the practice which as Honeyman and Keppie existed from 1888 to 1904.

Whilst often viewed independently, Mackintosh did much of his most notable work while employed in the firm.

Other notable employees include James Herbert MacNair who began as an apprentice in the firm in 1894, and David Forbes Smith.

The majority of their work is in Glasgow but they received several church commissions in other towns and had connections to several small towns and villages such as Skelmorlie, Kilmacolm, and Kirkintilloch, leaving behind disproportionate representation in those towns.

List of Works[edit]

"Geilston Halls" (Cardross, Argyll) built from 1889-90 by Honeyman and Keppie is used for various community functions.


  1. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects:John Keppie
  • "Honeyman & Keppie". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 26 November 2012.