Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Watt
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 March 1908
Died: January 1980
Bio Notes: George Watt was born on 8 March 1908 and was articled to Frank Drummond Thomson of Dundee in 1924, studying at the Dundee Technical College. He moved to London in 1928 to study at the Northern Polytechnic and to seek wider experience, first in the office of Herbert Archibald Welch (1928 to 1929), then in those of Imrie & Angell (1929 to 1930), William & Edward Hunt (1930 to 1933), H S Goodhart-Rendel (1933 to 1934), and Slater, Moberly & Wren (1934 to 1939), where he was appointed chief assistant. He passed the qualifying exam in London on 5 December 1938 and was admitted ARIBA on 6 March 1939, his proposers being John Alan Slater, Arthur Hamilton Moberly and Goodhart-Rendel.

Watt remained in London thereafter. He would appear to have formed the George Watt Partnership at some point late in his career. Barry Edwards and John Littler were partners.

He died in in Sutton in early 1980.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 27, Windermere Avenue, London SW19, EnglandPrivate1939 *  
Item 2 of 2146, Mostyn Road, London(?) 1953 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7George Watt Partnership  Partner 
Item 2 of 7Frank Drummond Thomson19241928Apprentice 
Item 3 of 7Herbert Archibald Welch19281929Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Imrie & Angell19291930Assistant 
Item 5 of 7William & Edward Hunt19301933Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel19331934Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Slater, Moberly & Uren19341939Chief Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Arthur Hamilton Moberly6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Alan Slater6 March 1939for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Joseph Addison1 March 1920for 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 121 August 1953Premises of John Fisher & Son (Glasgow) Ltd, James Morrison StreetAnderston GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder21 August 1953  p300

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7149 (combined box 176). Contains note of death.