Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William Mollison |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||23 March 1904 |
|Died: ||1989 |
|Bio Notes: ||William Mollison was born on 23 March 1904 and was articled to Maclaren Soutar Salmond of Dundee in 1919, attending classes at the Dundee School of Art. On completing his apprenticeship in 1924 he sought experience in the office of Andrew David Haxton of Leven, subsequently joining Gillespie & Scott in St Andrews before moving to London in 1929 as an assistant in H M Office of Works. This enabled him to study at the Regent Street Polytechnic. He passed the intermediate exam in June 1929 and in the following year was appointed staff architect to the County of London Electric Supply Company, based in offices at 46 New Broad Street. He passed the final exam in July 1931, spent a month travelling in Holland and Germany in the same year, and was admitted ARIBA in early 1932, proposed by his former employers William Salmond and Charles Geddes Soutar, and his former tutor at Dundee School of Art, Patrick Hill Thoms. |
Mollison was still working for the County of London Electric Supply Company when he was elected FRIBA on 7 December 1947, his proposers being Salmond, Soutar and George Fairweather, whom he had met when both were studying at Dundee School of Art.
He resigned his RIBA membership in October 1988 due to ill health. He moved to Bournemouth and died in 1989, his death being registered in May of that year.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|18, Upper Tooting Park, London, England||Private||1932 *|| || |
|County of London Electric Supply Co Ltd/46, New Broad Street, London, England||Private||Before 1932||After 1947|| |
|19, Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Kent, England||Private||1947 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Norman Fotheringham McCall||6 April 1948||For Licentiateship|
|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 no4776 (stored under F4305, combined box 6); F no4305 (combined box 6)|