Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Wemyss Ferguson
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Robert Wemyss Ferguson was articled to George Mackie Watson on 9 October 1905, studying at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. On completion of his apprenticeship he worked as assistant to James Bow Dunn before entering H M Office of Works in Edinburgh. During the First World War he spent a time as draughtsman under the South Central Scotland Munitions Committee. He passed the qualifying exam in June 1921 and was admitted ARIBA later that year, his proposers being James Cumming Wynnes, James Bow Dunn and John Wilson. At that time he was working as a lecturer in Building Construction at Heriot-Watt College.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 241, Ladysmith Road, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1921 *  
Item 2 of 2Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1921 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3George Mackie Watson9 October 19051910Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Bow Dunn1910Before 1915Assistant 
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)After 1910Before 1921DraughtsmanIn Edinburgh office


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Bow DunnLate 1921for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John WilsonLate 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Cumming WynnesLate 1921for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3308 (microfilm reel 26)