Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Hamish Noble Paterson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||10 August 1904 |
|Died: ||12 October 1982 |
|Bio Notes: ||Hamish Noble Paterson was born on 10 August 1904, the son of Andrew Paterson, photographer, and his wife Jean MacLennan. From 1923 to 1925 he served his articles with Robert Carruthers Ballantyne, Taylor & Cox in Inverness and from 1925-1930 was a day student at Glasgow School of Art, passing the professional exam in 1930. |
That same year, 1930, he moved to London where he obtained a post as architectural draughtsman in the office of Sir Murdoch MacDonald, KCMG, CE, Victoria Street, London. Later that year he moved as te,porary technical assistant to the Housing Section of the LCC, remaining there for two years. During the architectural depression in the early 1930s he took a post as technical representative with the Caledonian Portland Cement Company in Glasgow but in 1934 moved to the office of the surveyor, valuer and town planner James Macaulay, FFS, FSI, MTPI, FSA at 37 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.
In December 1935 Paterson set up business on his own account at 17 Queensgate Inverness but closed the office in 1940 when he received a commission as Garrison Engineer in the Corps of the Royal Engineers. He was posted overseas as garrison engineer, serving in Khartoum, Sudan. In 1943 he was seconded to the Public Works Department in Khartoum as Diviisional Engineer (Military) and in 1944 he was promoted to the rank of major and posted to Alexandria, Egypt as Deputy Commander Royal Engineers in Alexandria. Having served for four years, he was demobbed in 1945 and returned in September to the UK. By 1946 he had returned to Inverness and re-opened his office.
He was admitted LRIBA in 1948, his proposers being William John Taylor, John Alistair Ross and Robert Carruthers Ballantyne. In 1950 he gave his address as 17 Queensgate, Inverness.
In 1959 he was appointed to a post in the Public Works Department in Accra, Ghana but had to return home because he needed an operation. He seems to have suffered from various health problems including asthma. He remained in hospital for some time and his appointment in Ghana was cancelled. However in 1962 he would seem to have obtained a post in the office of Dowell & Freeman & Associates in Kampala, Uganda and spent a period of time there.
He died on 12 October 1982 at the Northern Infirmary Inverness. He was survived by his wife Florence Margaret Ross.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|3, Bales Building, High Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private|| ||1982|| |
|17, Queensgate, Inverness, Scotland||Business||December 1935||After 1951|| |
|Culduthel Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1939 *|| || |
|Anarly/9, Crown Drive, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private||1948 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1951||Scheme of Shops and Offices, Church Street||Inverness|| ||Inverness-shire||Scotland|| |
|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 periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||25 May 1951|| || ||p768|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |