Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Alan Webber
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 September 1910
Died: 1990
Bio Notes: Richard Alan Webber was born on 2 September 1910 and was articled to Keppie & Henderson from 1928 to 1932, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture. In the latter year he joined Gillespie Kidd & Coia as chief assistant, continuing his studies for a further year to obtain his diploma. He moved to Nottingham in 1934 as assistant to Heazell & Sons, and to London a year later as chief assistant to H A Nash.

For the six months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War he assisted in the office of M Purdon Smith of Dumfries. He was then appointed assistant to the War Department Valuer in Glasgow, and in 1941 was placed in charge of war damage repairs in Dumbarton. From that year he worked in association with Sam Bunton on town planning in Clydebank. He was admitted LRIBA on 16 February 1943, his proposers being Jack Antonio Coia, Andrew Graham Henderson and William James Smith. At that time he was still assisting Bunton and was living at 22 Williamwood Park, Glasgow. By 1950 he had moved to work in London.

Webber died in 1990, his death being registered in July of that year in Worthing.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 122, Williamwood Park, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1943 *  

* 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 7Keppie & Henderson19281932Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Gillespie Kidd & Coia19321934Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Heazell & Sons19341935Assistant 
Item 4 of 7H A Nash1935c. February 1939Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 7War Damage Repair Department1939After 1941Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Matthew Purdon Smithc. February 1939c. August 1939Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Sam Bunton1941After 1943 'Associate'

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Jack Antonio Coia16 February 1943for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Andrew Graham Henderson16 February 1943for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith16 February 1943for 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 1Before 1941War damage repair to 12,000 houses (approx)Clydebank DunbartonshireScotlandAssisted Bunton

References

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 no5632 (combined box 74)