Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Ralph Low
Designation: Architect
Born: 1863
Died: 1936
Bio Notes: William Ralph Low was born in 1863, the son of George Low, architect, of London. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School and was articled to his father for three years from 7 December 1881, attending classes at University College London. Thereafter he was assistant to Robert Willey and George Henry Birch before returning to his father's office in 1885. He passed the qualifying exam in 1886 and was admitted ARIBA on 21 June that year, his proposers being Wyatt Papworth, Henry Bayly Garling and Arthur Cates. He commenced independent practice in London two years later, in partnership with his father.

Low was admitted FRIBA in 1911, his proposers being W Woodward, Keith Downes Young and Henry Hall. He died in 1936, his father having died on 2 May 1906.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 310, Basinghall Street, London, EnglandBusiness1885After 1914 
Item 2 of 3Colne House, Staines, Middlesex, EnglandPrivate/business1914 *  
Item 3 of 367, Basinghall Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1923After 1926 

* 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 1Robert WilleyLate 1884 or early 1885Late 1885(?)Assistant 

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 2William Roderick Macdonald19031905Chief Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Joseph Abraham Meikle19101911Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Cates21 June 1886for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Henry Bayly Garling21 June 1886for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Wyatt Angelicus van Sandau Papworth21 June 1886for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Roderick MacdonaldLate 1910for 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 11901Reeves Ltd, chocolate and cocoa manufacturers  GlasgowScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914