Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Stephen Gibson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Died: 1915
Bio Notes: William Stephen Gibson was born in Wishaw in 1880, the son of James Gibson, tailor and clothier and his wife Elizabeth. In September 1895 he was articled to Alexander Cullen of Hamilton, where he was tutored first by George Gunn and later by James Lochhead. He took evening classes at Motherwell Technical School for three winters, then proceeded to Glasgow School of Art where he studied under William James Anderson and Alexander McGibbon for four years. In November 1902 he became second assistant to John Campbell McKellar of Glasgow, where Gunn had also moved as chief assistant. Gibson remained there until May 1907 when he moved again to the office of Alexander McGregor Mitchell of Coatbridge as chief assistant, a position which he still held when he was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being McKellar, Gunn and Lochhead.

He died in 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 123, Main Street, Cambusnethan , Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1891  

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 3Alexander CullenSeptember 1895November 1902ApprenticeProbably Assistant for the last two to three years
Item 2 of 3John Campbell McKellarNovember 1902May 1907AssistantSecond Assistant
Item 3 of 3Alexander McGregor Mitchell (junior)May 1907After 1911Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Gunn20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3James Lochhead20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Campbell McKellar20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 31902OaklandsPollokshields GlasgowScotlandAs second assistant to John Campbell McKellar
Item 2 of 3After 1902House for John Campbell McKellarKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 31905LochgreenSouthwood, Troon AyrshireScotlandPrepared designs on which house was based - as second assistant to John Campbell McKellar


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal6 November 1915v23London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp16 - obituary

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 L v17 no1287