Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Logan junior
Born: 12 October 1915
Bio Notes: William Logan was born on 12 October 1915. He took the 5-year diploma course from 1933-39 at Edinburgh College of Art and for some of that period, 1936-37, worked simultaneously in the office of Laird & Napier. During his student years he travelled in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire (July 1935), the Rhine district of Germany (1937), Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm (1938) and Parish in (1939). He was awarded a town planning scholarship at Edinburgh College of Art but he was unable to take this up because of the outbreak of the Second World War.

He took a post as assistant with Leslie Grahame Thomson around 1946 (he had been living in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire prior to this). He later moved to work in South Africa. In Port Elizabeth he was a partner in his own practice, Logan & Long. In 1956 he was elected ARIAS. By 1970 he had returned to England and was working for Messrs Fuller Hall & Foulsham in Hemel Hempstead. However he resigned his membership of the RIBA in 1980 and seems to have been back in South Africa by this date.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 76, Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1946 *  
Item 2 of 7Kenilworth, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1946  
Item 3 of 778, Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1946  
Item 4 of 7220, Water Road, Port Elizabeth, South AfricaPrivate1955 *  
Item 5 of 7801 NBS Building, Main Street, Port Elizabeth, South AfricaBusiness1960 *  
Item 6 of 753, Marloes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandBusiness1970 *  
Item 7 of 7406 Villa d'Este, Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, South AfricaPrivate1980 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Laird & Napier19361937Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)c. 1946 Architect 
Item 3 of 3Fuller, Hall & FoulshamAfter 1970 Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Ross McKay12 October 1915For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alfred Hugh Mottram9 July 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)9 July 1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 8730 (Combined Box 215)