Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Hector Mackenzie
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 January 1877
Died: 1957
Bio Notes: William Hector Mackenzie was born on 9 January 1877 and was articled to John Pond Macdonald of Inverness in 1892, remaining as an assistant until 1898. In the latter year he obtained a position as assistant in the office of Thomas Lennox Watson in Glasgow, enabling him to attend classes at Glasgow School of Art. After two years he left Scotland and moved to Plymouth, where he became chief assistant in the office of the Borough Engineer, J Paton, and a year later moved again, this time to Bournemouth to work as assistant to the Borough Architect, Engineer and Surveyor Frederick William Lacey. He was promoted to senior assistant and remained in the same office with Lacey's successor F P Dolamore after Lacey's death in 1916.

Mackenzie commenced practice on his own account in Bournemouth in 1926, his work principally involving domestic and leisure buildings and churches in and around the town. He worked in partnership with ___Phillips. He was admitted LRIBA on 4 December 1933, and was swiftly elevated to Fellow early the following year, his proposers on both occasions being Albert Edward Shervey, H R Collins and Sydney Joseph Tatchell. At that time his home and office was at 'Clive', 20 Grove Road, Bournemouth.

He died in Bournemouth in 1957, his death registered between January and March of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Clive/20, Grove Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, EnglandPrivate/businessBefore 1933After 1934 

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 6John Pond MacdonaldJanuary 1892c. 1897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6John Pond Macdonaldc. 18971898Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Thomas Lennox Watson18981900Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Plymouth Borough Engineer's Office1900Before 1901Chief Assistantworking under J Paton, Borough Engineer
Item 5 of 6Bournemouth Borough Architect's/Engineer's Office1901Before 1926Assistantworking under Frederick William Lacey until 1916, and thereafter under F P Dolamore
Item 6 of 6Bournemouth Borough Architect's/Engineer's OfficeAfter 19011926Chief Assistantworking under Frederick William Lacey until 1916, and thereafter under F P Dolamore


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5H ___ R___ Collins1934For Fellowship
Item 2 of 5Albert Edward Shervey4 December 1933for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5Albert Edward SherveyEarly 1934for Fellowship
Item 4 of 5Sydney Joseph Tatchell4 December 1933for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5Sydney Joseph TatchellEarly 1934for 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 11927Tudor GrangeBournemouth HampshireEngland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4306 (combined box 6); F no3202 (box 19)