Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Wilson Glass
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Charles Wilson Glass was articled to Bryden & Robertson of Glasgow from 1909 to 1913 and studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1910 to 1914. In the latter year he spent six months as draughtsman to Bryden & Robertson before moving to H M Office of Works. Only three months after entering the latter office his career was interrupted by military service, Glass being posted to Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Bulgaria.

After the war in 1919 he resumed his employment with the Office of Works, this time as Assistant Architect in the Chinese office. He transferred to a similar post in the London office in 1925 and passed the Special Examination at the RIBA in December the following year. He was admitted ARIBA on 28 March 1927, his proposers being James Cumming Wynnes, Frederick Chatterton and John Hatton Markham. At that time he was still working in the London Office of Works, and was living at 'Home', Sandy Lane, Cheam, Surrey.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Home, Sandy Lane, Cheam, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1927 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4Bryden & Robertson19091913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Bryden & RobertsonEarly 1914Mid 1914DraughtsmanSix months
Item 3 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Mid 1914Late 1914DraughtsmanThree months; unclear which office
Item 4 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1919After 1927Assistant ArchitectIn China office 1919-25; in London office (King Charles Street) 1925-7


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frederick Chatterton28 March 1927for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Hatton Markham28 March 1927for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Cumming Wynnes28 March 1927for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4058 (box 6)