Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||George Gibson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||8 March 1893 |
|Died: ||20 June 1966 |
|Bio Notes: ||George Gibson was born on 8 March 1893, the son of William Henry Gibson, plumber, and his wife Annie Watson Robertson. He was articled to William Watson of Kerr & Watson, Johnstone, Renfrewshire in 1907. He attended art classes at Camphill School, Paisley from 1907 to 1909 and then took classes at Paisley Technical College until 1913, remaining in the same firm as assistant after completing his apprenticeship in 1912. He was on active service abroad in the First World War but returned to Kerr & Watson as chief assistant in 1919, taking further classes in Mathematics at Paisley Technical College. |
In 1922 he left Kerr & Watson to take up a post as architectural assistant to the Master of Works of the County of Renfrewshire. Three years later he secured a similar position in the Corporation of Glasgow, and three years after that, in 1928, he moved to an equivalent post in Paisley. He remained there thereafter, being designated Housing Architect in the Paisley Master of Works Department in 1939, and was still in that office when he was admitted LRIBA on 11 December 1945, his proposers being James Steel Maitland, Jack Antonio Coia and William James Smith. He was elected FRIAS in 1955.
Gibson died on 20 June 1966 at his home in Paisley, survived by his wife Margaret McInnes Bett.
Paper on 'The Requirements of the Individual and the Family in Community Life'
'Report on the Questionnaire of the Scottish Housing Advisory Panel'
'Planning for Posterity', an article on art and planning
'The Thoroughfare', poem
'Stones of Scotland, article
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|6, Townhead Terrace, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||1945 *||1966|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5800 (combined box 101)|