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Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Curtis Green
Designation: Architect
Born: 1875
Died: 26 March 1960
Bio Notes: William Curtis Green was English, born at Alton, Hampshire in 1875 and educated at Newton College, Newton Abbot, followed by West Bromwich Technical School and Birmingham School of Art 1892-94. In 1894 he moved to London as assistant first to George Thomas Hine, then to John Belcher 1895-97, and finally to Henry Thomas Hare before commencing practice on his own account in 1898. This enabled him to study at the RA schools, followed by travel in Italy, Germany and France, but he did not pass the qualifying exam until 1905 and was not admitted ARIBA until March 1906. In 1912 he was taken into partnership by Dunn & Watson. He had joined the Art Workers Guild the year before (but resigned in 1927).

Green was a brilliant draughtsman and a goodwatercolourist. He was elected ARA in 1923, RA in 1933 and was Royal Gold Medallist in 1942. He died on 26 March 1960.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 1Dunn, Watson & Curtis Green19121916Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Stephen Welsh19251926Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Leonard Rome Guthrie8 June 1925for 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 11After 1890Cork FactoryLeith EdinburghScotland?
Item 2 of 111895Scalpay House SkyeInverness-shireScotlandRestoration/additions to house and new thatched cottages on Scalpay and Pabay
Item 3 of 111912Glenlyon HouseFortingall PerthshireScotlandLaundry and garages (plans for additions to stables dated 1912)
Item 4 of 111913British Bank of South America  LondonEngland 
Item 5 of 111913Fortingall Parish ChurchFortingall PerthshireScotlandReseating and reredos
Item 6 of 111913Scottish Provident Institution  LondonEngland 
Item 7 of 111914The New CottagesFortingall PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 111928Dundee Garden City Association Kingsway Site  DundeeScotlandHouses - in collaboration with Ogilvy & Stewart
Item 9 of 11c. 1929353 Kingsway  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 111934Dundee Garden City Association Kingsway Site  DundeeScotlandScheme extended W of Clive Road
Item 11 of 111936Fortingall Village HallFortingall PerthshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Beauty's Awakening Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Workers' Guild Brighton Museum September -November 1984, Royal Pavilion Brighton 
Item 2 of 3Calder, Alan2003James MacLaren: Arts and Crafts Pioneer Donington: Shaun Tyas 
Item 3 of 3Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1 April 1960   Obituary


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