Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Knight
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 April 1919
Died: 1 April 1984
Bio Notes: William Knight was born on 4 April 1919. He studied for the diploma in architecture at Liverpool University, graduating in 1948. He was admitted ARIBA on 1 January 1949 and that same year went on a 'work tour' in the United States. Subsequently he made further tours to Germany in 1952 and 1962 and to Sweden in 1958. From 1950 he was assistant to Robert Robertson Reid Young and from 1952 a partner in the practice Stephenson Young & Partners.

He was elected FRIBA in 1963, his proposers being Robert Robertson Reid Young, Ronald Bradbury and George Arthur Hall. Subsequently he formed a partnership with his contemporary at Liverpool, Norman Frederick Kingham.

He died on 1 April 1984 in Cheshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Westerly/6, Bayswater Gardens, Wallasley, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate1963 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Robertson Reid Young19501952Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Stephenson Young & Partners1952 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Kingham Knight Associates/Kingham Knight1970 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Ronald Bradbury26 June 1963For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3George Arthur Hall26 June 1963For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Robert Robertson Reid Young26 June 1963For Fellowship

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 71961University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Dept of Engineering with Hudson Beare Lecture Theatre  EdinburghScotlandIn association with Professor Gardner-Medwin
Item 2 of 71965University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Botany  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 71966University of Edinburgh, Department of Civil Engineering  EdinburghScotlandIn association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.
Item 4 of 71968University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Chemical Engineering  EdinburghScotlandIn association with Professor Gardner-Medwin
Item 5 of 71969University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources  EdinburghScotlandIn association with Professor Gardner-Medwin.
Item 6 of 71971Houses for Crescent Housing AssociationBalgreen EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 71978Block of houses for Viewpoint Housing AssociationMorningside EdinburghScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 F no5625 (Combined Box 91)