Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bertram Douglas Watt
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 September 1889
Died:  
Bio Notes: Bertram Douglas Watt was born on 17 September 1889 and was articled to Stewart & Paterson of Glasgow in July 1906, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture. On completing his apprenticeship in August 1911 he moved to London where he secured a place as an assistant in H M Office of Works, returning to the same office after serving in the armed forces from October 1914 to March 1919.

In December 1928 he transferred to the Bristol office of H M Office of Works, being appointed assistant architect and surveyor in charge of the South Wales area. He moved again to H M Office of Works in Manchester in June 1938, as senior assistant and deputy to the principal in charge, and was promoted to District Architect & Surveyor in July the following year. He gained automatic admittance as LRIBA on 12 March 1940, without the need of proposers.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 15, Grange Avenue, Hale, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate1940 *  

* 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 5Stewart & PatersonJuly 1906August 1911Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)August 1911December 1928AssistantIn London office - with the exception of war service, October 1914 to March 1919
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)December 1928June 1938AssistantIn Bristol office - Assistant Architect & Surveyor in charge of South Wales area
Item 4 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)June 1938July 1939Senior AssistantIn Manchester office - Senior Assistant Architect & Surveyor and Deputy to Principal
Item 5 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)July 1939 Chief ArchitectIn Manchester office - District Architect & Surveyor

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 no4864 (combined box 40)