Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Derreck Roy Wyler |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||21 November 1919 |
|Died: ||1 April 2006 |
|Bio Notes: ||Derreck [erroneously recorded as Derrick] Roy Wyler was born on 21 November 1919, the son of Henry Augustus Wilhelme Wyler, chef, and his wife Caroline Ann Thorley. From September 1936 to August 1940 he studied full-time at Manchester School of Architecture. He gained practice experience in vacation employement with Lieutenant-Colonel Westcott in 1936, with Francis Jones in 1937 and with the Architect's Department of the Co-operative Wholesale Society in 1940. He made study tours to France in 1937, Switzerland in 1938 and Italy in 1939. |
Wyler sat the RIBA final exams in Edinburgh in July 1946 and was admitted ARIBA on 10 December of that year, proposed by Ronald Bradbury, Jack Antonio Coia and Thomas J Beveridge. By then he had a post with Glasgow Corporation Housing Department working under Bradbury who described him in his proposer's statement as 'an accomplished architect'. He was living in Thornliebank by 1950.
In 1955 he was appointed burgh architect for Hamilton and was still working for the authority in 1979.
He died at home on 1 April 2006. His wife, Jean Audrey Bannerman had predeceased him but he was survived by his daughter who lived in Inverurie.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|21, Braefield Drive, Thornliebank, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||1950||1955|| |
|123, Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Business||1955||1979||Burgh Architect|
|7, Harvie Avenue, Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||Before 1970 *||2006|| |
* 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|| || || |
|RIBA||1994||A Directory of RIBA Members|| || || |
|RIBA||1996||Directory of Members 1996|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Glasgow Herald||9 March 1955|| || ||p9 appointment as burgh architect Hamilton|
|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 no8854 (Combined Box 218)|