Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David Gordon Wilson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||20 June 1914 |
|Died: ||11 October 2006 |
|Bio Notes: ||David Gordon Wilson was born on 20 June 1914, the son of Duncan Cameron Wilson, wholesale stationer and his wife, Margaret Ann Gordon. He was articled to R Carruthers Ballantyne in Inverness from September 1932 to September 1935, and thereafter studied for three years at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen, where he took his final diploma exam in June 1938, was exempt from the RIBA final, and passed the professional practice exam that July. In the latter month he found employment in the office of R Leslie Rollo, working on cinema design and construction, licensed premises and domestic work. He was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 16 July 1940, his proposers being Rollo, John Gibb Marr and R Carruthers Ballantyne. |
By 1950 he had moved to Inverness. He was elected FRIAS in 1964. He resigned his 'present post' as a local government architect in Kinross-shire at the age of 65 in June 1978.
Wilson died agd 92 years on 11 October 2006 at Ashley House, 16 Perth Road, Milnathort. His wife, Elizabeth Margaret Laing, had predeceased him but he was survived by his daughter Mhairi who was living in Auchtermuchty at the time of his death.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|19, MacEwen Drive, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1950 *||After 1970|| |
|58, Kenneth Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private||1979|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no7634 (combined box 196)|