Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Gordon Withers
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: William Gordon Withers was admitted ARIBA in 1967. In 1970 he was living in Dunfermline and may have been an assistant with Shearer & Annand. In 1974 he became a partner with the firm.

Blaikie Johnston Withers was formed when Shearer & Annan which was being operated by Marcus Johnston and William Gordon (?Graham) Withers after the death of James David Shearer in 1972 was amalgamated the practice of Mercer Blaikie which had been formed in about 1979. It closed in 1994.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland    
Item 2 of 430, Sycamore Grove, Pitcorthie, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1970  
Item 3 of 4167, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry , Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1986  
Item 4 of 457, Castle Street, Broughty Ferry , Dundee, ScotlandPrivate(?)1994  

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 2Shearer & Annand1974 Partner 
Item 2 of 2Blaikie Johnston Withers19901994Partner 

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 22Late 1960s or early 1970sHill of Beath Community CentreCowdenbeath FifeScotlandConflict of information - RIBA Directory gives Shearer & Annand
Item 2 of 22Late 1960s or early 1970sHousing for Cowdenbeath Town CouncilCowdenbeath FifeScotland 
Item 3 of 221970sBranch library  DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 221970sDam, water treatment works and housing  FifeScotland 
Item 5 of 221970sHousing and community Local Authority housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 221970sHousing and community Local Authority housing (for the disabled)  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 221970sLaboratories for the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric BoardPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 221970sSheltered housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 221972Halfway HotelKingseat FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 221974St Margaret's Parish ChurchDunfermline FifeScotlandOnly became a partner in 1974
Item 11 of 22After 1975Community CentreDalgety Bay FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 22After 1975Community CentreCrosshill FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 22After 1975Community CentreLochore FifeScotland 
Item 14 of 221979Dunfermline Building SocietyDunfermline Fife Scotland 
Item 15 of 221979Reid's HallLochgelly FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 16 of 22Early 1970s(?)Area Office for NSHEBCruachan ArgyllScotland 
Item 17 of 22Early 1970s(?)Area offices for NSHEBElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 18 of 22Early 1970sHouses at ContinContin Ross and CromartyScotlandNorth of Scotland Hydro-Electric Housing Society houses
Item 19 of 221982Seath Hall, Sheltered HousingDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 20 of 22c. 1982Dunfermline AbbeyDunfermline FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 21 of 221991Seath Hall, Sheltered HousingDunfermline FifeScotlandAlterations
Item 22 of 221992Nethergate Medical Centre  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp109
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1986RIBA Directory of Members 1986   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members