Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Wardlaw Sclanders
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Died: 5 February 1945
Bio Notes: William Wardlaw Sclanders was born in 1872 and trained as a law clerk from 1888 to 1892, but in the latter year he changed career and was articled to Robert Black of Inverness. Thereafter he was assistant to Ross & Macbeth from 1898 until 1905 when he was appointed Master of Works to Inverness Town Council, overseeing the new municipal buildings there. After two years he resigned to return to Ross & Macbeth's office but in the following year, 1908, he emigrated to China as assistant in H M Office of Works. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911 his proposers being Ross, Archibald Bulloch of the Office of Works and William Macdonnell Mitchell Dowdall of Shanghai.

Sclanders died in retirement on 5 February 1945.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18921908 
Item 2 of 2ChinaBusiness1908  

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 6Robert Black18921898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Ross & Macbeth18981905Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Inverness Town Architect and Burgh Surveyor's Office19051907 Master of Works to the Town Council
Item 4 of 6Ross & Macbeth1907Late 1907Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Alexander Ross & SonLate 19071908Assistant 
Item 6 of 6H M Office of Works Far Eastern Division1908 Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Archibald Bulloch20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Macdonnell Mitchell Dowdall20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Ross20 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 191898Ardross CastleAlness Ross and CromartyScotlandAlterations and additions, baths and east lodge - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 2 of 191898Inverness District AsylumInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 3 of 19After 1898MonklandNairn NairnshireScotlandAs assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 4 of 19After 1898Public Hall, Union StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotlandReconstruction - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 5 of 191899Aviemore Station HotelAviemore Inverness-shireScotlandAs assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 6 of 191899Cumming Street UF ChurchForres MorayshireScotlandAs assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 7 of 191899Skibo CastleSkibo SutherlandScotlandAlterations and additions, including swimming and Turkish baths, power station, dairy buildings etc - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 8 of 191901Inverness District AsylumInverness Inverness-shireScotlandPiggeries and slaughterhouse - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 9 of 191901OrphanageAberlour BanffshireScotlandAdditions - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 10 of 191902Inverness District AsylumInverness Inverness-shireScotlandDining rooms - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 11 of 191903Inverness District AsylumInverness Inverness-shireScotlandWorkshops - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 12 of 191905Inverness District AsylumInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 13 of 191905Inverness Town HouseInverness Inverness-shireScotlandSouth wing - as master of works overseeing the execution of the design by James Robert Rhind
Item 14 of 191905OrphanageAberlour BanffshireScotlandHospital - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 15 of 191906OrphanageAberlour BanffshireScotlandNew classrooms - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 16 of 191907Inverness District AsylumInverness Inverness-shireScotlandMortuary - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 17 of 191907Seaforth Sanatorium, Maryburgh Dingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandAs assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 18 of 191908Royal Northern InfirmaryInverness Inverness-shireScotlandWards - as assistant to Alexander Ross
Item 19 of 191911OrphanageAberlour BanffshireScotlandAdditions - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth

References

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 v20 no1572