Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William ('Bill') David Campbell |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||13 March 1929 |
|Died: ||July 2013 |
|Bio Notes: ||William ('Bill') David Campbell was born in India on 13 March 1929. He returned to Scotland when he was fiour years old and was raised by his maternal grandmother. He was educated at Dollar Academy where he Dux. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1953 and moved for a brief spell to Southern Rhodesia where he worked for Messrs Corrigall Crickmay & Partners. After completing National Service he returned to Edinburgh and had a post in Robert Matthew's practice. He was elected ARIAS in 1957 and later FRIAS. |
In 1962 with Ian Arnott he formed the practice of Campbell & Arnott. It was initally based in Haddington where Campbell bought and restored Kinloch House. He lived on the top floors above the office. Ian Arnott recalls the early years as being 'rich, varied, chaotic and fun'. The practice moved to the New Town in Edinburgh in the later 1960s.
In the early 1970s Campbell studied for the degree of MSc in town planning at the University of Edinburgh. After completing this he worked in Leicester and Hampshire before returning to Scotland to join the Scottish Office Inquiry Reporters Unit. He worked on a number of oil related cases as well as listing and other architectural matters. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Reporter.
After his retirement Campbell became involved in a number of architecture-related bodies including The Royal Fine Art Commission, the Cockburn Association and The Saltire Society. As a person Campell was widely read with a great range of interests which included genealogy, travel, and botany.
He died in July 2013. Arnott describes him as 'an entertaining companion and a loyal friend'.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|6, Hope Place, Levenhall, Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland||Private||1950 *||After 1960|| |
|SANLAM Building, Baker Avenue, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia||Business||1953|| || |
|Kinloch House, Market Street, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland||Private/business||Before 1962||After 1965|| |
|12, Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
|Albany Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||1979 *|| || |
|Gate-End, Stenton, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland||Private||1987 *|| || |
* 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||p126|
|Glendinning, Miles||2008||Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew|| ||RIBA Publishing||p238,239,241|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||RIBA Directory of Practices 1979|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Quarterly||2013||Summer||Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)||Obituary by Ian Arnott.|