Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Douglas Loudon
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 January 1910
Died: 28 January 1992
Bio Notes: William Douglas Loudon was born on 1 January 1910, the son of Alexander Loudon, tailor, and his wife, Agnes Sharp Sneddon. He was apprenticed to James Davidson & Son of Coatbridge from 1929 to 1934, studying at Coatbridge Technical College from 1929 to 1932 and at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow from 1932 to 1935. He passed the final exam in Edinburgh in December 1943 and was admitted ARIBA on 18 April 1944, his proposers being J Maurice Arthur, Alexander Wright and another (A B Maltoker?). At that time he was working in Airdrie Burgh Engineer's Department. He worked in Local Government service for the rest of his life, and retired in 1974, withdrawing from the RIBA at that date.

He died in Law Hospital on 28 January 1992, survived by his wife, Elizabeth McFarlane Renwick.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 411, Thorniewood Gardens, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate 1992 
Item 2 of 4Springhowe Road, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate 1997check this address and date
Item 3 of 433, Faskine Avenue, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1944After 1964 
Item 4 of 437, Blantyre Mill Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1970After 1974 

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 3William Loudon and Son  Partner 
Item 2 of 3James Davidson & Son25 May 192925 May 1934Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Airdrie Burgh Engineer's Department1944 *  role unclear

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Maurice Arthur18 April 1944for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Alexander Wright18 April 1944for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 1c. 1964Eight shops and a public housePrestwick AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered ArchitectAugust 1997v8, no6 Death note.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8341 (combined box 208)