Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||George Harold Emmett Hall |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||24 November 1919 |
|Died: ||7 October 1998 |
|Bio Notes: ||George Harold Emmett Hall was born on 24 November 1919, the son of Harold Hall, restaurant keeper, and his wife Helen Maclean MacKinnon. He was brought up in Perthshire. He was articled to George Penrose Kennedy Young & Son from 1935 to 1939 studying at Dundee College of Art, part-time, from 1937-1939. His architectural studies were interrupted by the Second World War during which he served with the Black Watch in North Africa, Italy and France. He returned to Dundee College of Art in September 1946 and studied full time for a further three years. During his vacations he worked in the office of G P K Young. He qualified in 1949 and was admitted ARIBA in 1950, proposed by John Needham, Lockhart Hutson and Graham Connacher Young. He had travelled in North Africa, Italy and Greece by this date. |
Hall joined Cullen Lochead & Brown in 1949 as senior assistant and at that time lived in rented accommodation in High Blantyre in Lanarkshire. He became a junior partner with the practice in 1956 and senior partner in 1978.
He was admitted FRIBA in 1968, proposed by Lockhart Hutson, Stuart Clink and James G Anderson. At that time he was a junior partner and had undertaken a wide range of work including churches, public houses and hotels, factories, office premises, hospital work, garages and showrooms and private housing, stating that he had 'virtually full responsibility under the guidance of my senior partner for the work in my charge'. He would seem to have had full charge of hospital work including an operating theatre complex costing about £500,000 as well as smaller contracts.
He was active in various committees of the RIAS and GIA and served on the Board of Queen's College. He was also a Deacon of the Trades House and served as president of several local clubs.
Hall retired from his position as senior partner in 1985. He was a retired FRIAS. He died in Stonehouse Hospital on 7 October 1998 after being ill for a number of years. He was survived by his wife, Amelia Joyce Diplock, and two children and one grandchild.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|c/o Hardingham, Queens Road, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland||Private||c. 1948 *|| || |
|c/o MacCall/Braehead, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Private||1950 *|| || |
|Novar/8, Academy Street, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Private||Before 1953||1998|| |
|Hamilton||Business||1956|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Bailey, Rebecca M||1996||Scottish architects' papers: a source book|| ||Edinburgh: The Rutland Press||p118|
|RIBA||1948||The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1961||Kalendar 1960-61|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Newsletter||December 1998||v10, no9|| ||Death note|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no11248; F no6189 (Combined Box 124)|