Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Baillie
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 February 1893 or 18 February 1895
Bio Notes: William Baillie was born on 18 February 1893 (or 1895? - unclear on GSA roll) and, so far as we know, was unrelated to the William Baillie born in Perthshire in 1875. He was articled to Lennox & MacMath in 1910, studying at Glasgow School of Art and Royal Technical College. On completion of his apprenticeship he spent two years as an improver with John Hamilton and his son Arthur at 112 Bath Street. Probably after war-time work - he does not appear to have served in the forces - he spent three years in 'various offices' probably in London as it was there he passed the qualifying exam in June or July 1922. He was admitted ARIBA later that year, his proposers being John Hamilton, Colin Sinclair and Alexander Nosbet Paterson. Thereafter he practised for a time from his home in Scotstoun but his subsequent career is as yet unclear.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Oakbank/Oak Bank, Muirhead, Chryston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1917 
Item 2 of 3London, England(?)Private/businessc. 1919(?)c. 1922(?) 
Item 3 of 378, Park Drive South, Scotstoun/Whiteinch, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1922After 1924 

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 2Lennox & MacMath19101915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2John Hamilton & Son19151917ImproverJohn Hamilton described him as junior draughtsman in ARIBA paper)

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Symington Houston19281929Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John H HamiltonLate 1922for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Nisbet PatersonLate 1922for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Dr) Colin SinclairLate 1922for Associateship

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 21911Oakbank Buildings, MuirheadChryston LanarkshireScotlandFurther work? -presumably after working with Lennox & McMath on the initial phase of building
Item 2 of 21922Park Drive SouthScotstoun GlasgowScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson (some confusion with the William Baillie who was born 1875)
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 3496 (microfilm reel 27)