Basic Biographical Details

Name: Gibson & Love
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1934
Ended: After 1939
Bio Notes: William John Smith Gibson was born on 7 June 1870, the son of John Edward Gibson, ironfounder and his wife Harriette Hicks. He appears to have been articled to Burnet Son & Campbell as his address was c/o that firm at 167 St Vincent Street, Glasgow in 1889-91 when studying at Glasgow School of Art. He also attended classes at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. In 1904-5 he designed his own house - Hatherley, Arnothill, Falkirk - an Arts and Crafts design of some interest; as he had not completed his course it was executed by Thomas M Copland, who appears to have had a hand in its design as the fireplace details reappear in other Falkirk houses designed by Copland.

Gibson was Falkirk Burgh Engineer in the 1930s. He worked in partnership with Robert Love in Glasgow from early the same decade. Love had been born c.1888 and had studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1906 to 1909, but no further details are known of his training or early career.

Gibson died at Shrewton, Wiltshire; the date of his death is as yet unknown.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2111, Union Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1934 *  
Item 2 of 2188, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William John Smith GibsonBefore 1934After 1939Partner 
Item 2 of 2Robert LoveBefore 1934After 1939Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 11938Royal Scottish National Institution, administration block and other buildings  StirlingshireScotlandNew buildings


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.