Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David Graham Watson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||11 September 1907 |
|Died: ||27 January 1981 |
|Bio Notes: ||David Graham Watson was born on 11 September 1907, the son of David Graham Watson, sales representative, and his wife, Lucy Wood Wallace Gair. From October 1923 he served his articles with Eric Sinclair Bell in Stirling. During the same period he attended classes in Architecture and Building Construction at the continuation classes at Stirling High School. After the completion of his articles in about 1928, he moved to London to an assistant post with Philip Dalton Hepworth of 7 Gray's Inn Place. He also attended classes at Regent Street Polytechnic in London. |
In 1930 Watson returned to Scotland to a post as assistant with Reid & MacLeod. The practice had offices in Haddington & Dunbar and Watson was in charge of the Dunbar office. In 1933 hs moved to the practice of Alexander Lorne Campbell and the following year 1934 he became assistant to Thomas W Turnbull, architect and clerk of works at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. In 1936 he joined the Architects' Department of the SCWS in Glasgow as assistant to Kenneth F Masson, chief architect. He was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40 although his address was in Stirling at this time. He was elected LRIBA in 1949, proposed by Walter Underwood, Frederick Robert Wylie and Eric Sinclair Bell.
Watson died on 27 January 1981 at Domusduan, Bellwood Park, Perth. He was survived by his wife, Agnes Ewing Ingram.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Parklea/35, Douglas Terrace, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland||Private|| ||1981|| |
|16, Union Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland||Business||1939 *||After 1950|| |
|119, Paisley Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1942 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no6409 (Combined box 137)|