Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William Wyllie Clark Shewan |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||18 July 1905 |
|Died: ||21 June 1984 |
|Bio Notes: ||William Wyllie Clark Shewan was born on 18 July 1905 and was articled to Kelly & Nicol of Aberdeen for three years from August 1923 whilst attending evening classes. In September 1926 he became a full-time student at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College, where he gained his diploma in 1928 and his post-diploma in 1929, being exempt from the RIBA final examination and passing the Professional Practice exam in the latter year. He was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year or early the next, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, John Alexander Ogg Allan and Robert Gordon Wilson Junior. His employment status at that time is not known but he was living at 14 Calsayseat Road, Aberdeen. |
From 1933 to 1938 Shewan was architect in charge of maintenance and additions and alterations to Government buildings in Hong Kong. In the latter year he became Technical Sercretary to the Director of Public Works. From 1941 until 1945 he was interned as a prisoner of war in Hong Kong but resumed his previous post with the Public Works Department after the cease of hostilities.
He was elected FRIBA on 3 April 1951, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, John G Marr and E F Davies. At the time of his election he was working for the Public Works Department in Hong Kong. He was responsible for a range of work including a police office and accommodation blocks in Kowloon City, restoration of war damaged houses at The Peak and a large house at Steko.
He died in New South Wales, Australia on 21 June 1984.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|14, Calsayseat Road, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private||Before 1929||After 1930|| |
|Embassy Court/14, Hysan Avenue, Hong Kong||Private||1960 *||After 1965|| |
|16, Lynwood Court, Lendfield, New South Wales, Australia||Private||Before 1979||1984|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1955||Kalendar 1954-1955|| || || |
|RIBA||1961||Kalendar 1960-61|| || || |
|RIBA||1965||The RIBA Kalendar|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no4426 (combined box 13); F no4606 (Combined Box 24)|