Basic Biographical Details

Name: Horace Gildard White
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 April 1905
Died: 8 November 1986
Bio Notes: Horace Gildard White was born on 11 April 1905 and was articled to William Macfarlane Patrick of Dundee in December 1922, studying at the Dundee School of Art and Technical College. On completing his apprenticeship in May 1927 he took up an appointment with H J Fraser of Grantown-on-Spey, but he left after only a year to join H M Office of Works in Edinburgh. Whilst there he was given the freedom to undertake private commissions and acted as development architect for the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company's properties in Edinburgh. He was still in this position when he applied for Licentiateship of the RIBA in 1935, and he was admitted LRIBA on 6 April 1936, his sole proposer being George Houston Watson.

By the mid-1950s he was senior architect with the Ministry of Works.

Further details of his career are as yet unknown, but he retired on 31 December 1969 and died on 8 November 1986, survived by his daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 268, Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1936 *  
Item 2 of 248, Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1950 *1980s 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3William Macfarlane PatrickDecember 1922May 1927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3H J FraserMay 1927May 1928  
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)May 1928After 1935AssistantIn Edinburgh office


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1George Patrick Houston Watson6 April 1936for 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 31933106-154 Leith Walk  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 3Early 193EDevelopment of Edinburgh property for London Midland & Scottish Railway Company  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 31947Warehouse for Andrew Clark & Co Ltd  EdinburghScotlandPlans drawn up - not built. Amended plans (?) 1950


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4531 (combined box 20)