Basic Biographical Details

Name: Eric Hall & Partners (Eric W Hall & Partners)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1960
Ended: 1965
Bio Notes: Eric Hall established himself in practice in 1956 with offices at Rock House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, moving to 16 Moray Place in 1963. W Alistair Miller and E Douglas Sanderson were taken into partnership in 1960, the practice name becoming Eric Hall & Partners (sometimes Eric W Hall & Partners). By 1964 an Aberdeen office had been established.

In 1965 Alan Reiach & Partners were merged with Eric Hall & Partners to become Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners. Two years later Leslie Mitchell and Jack Oberlander who had been working for Alan Reiach were taken into partnership. John Spencely was taken into partnership in 1978 and David Cochrane in 1980, Tom Bostock in 1983 and Neil Gillespie in 1989.

Eric Hall retired in 1983.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2220 Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 12James Charles Williams19581959Assistant 
Item 2 of 12Thomas White1959 or 1960 Architect 
Item 3 of 12William Cowper Fraser1960s Architect 
Item 4 of 12William Alistair Miller19601965Partner 
Item 5 of 12Eric Walker Hall19601965Partner 
Item 6 of 12John Ernest Douglas Sanderson (or Douglas Sanderson)19601967Partner 
Item 7 of 12David BainAfter 1960Before 1965Assistant 
Item 8 of 12Alexander Cuthbertsonc. 1960 Assistant 
Item 9 of 12John ('Ian') Emslie Arnott1961 Senior Architect 
Item 10 of 12Peter Burnett Caird19611962Associate 
Item 11 of 12Peter Burnett Caird19621965Partner 
Item 12 of 12Fraser BowmanEarly 1960s Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 201959Wick High SchoolWick CaithnessScotlandExtensions
Item 2 of 20After 1959Technical CollegeLimavady LondonderryNorthern Ireland 
Item 3 of 201960sGolspie High SchoolGolspie SutherlandScotland 
Item 4 of 201960Currie High SchoolCurrie MidlothianScotland 
Item 5 of 201961Dornoch Higher Grade School and headmaster's houseDornoch SutherlandScotlandNew academy buildings
Item 6 of 201962Group of houses, Longstone Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 201962Haddington 'face-lift' improvement schemeHaddington East LothianScotlandWork begun by Eric Hall - probably continued after amalgamation with Alan Reiach
Item 8 of 201962Haddington Central Area redevelopmentHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 9 of 201962Two secondary school and one primary schoolAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 201963Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Congenital Abnormalities Research Unit  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 201963Farm cottagesBoghall West Lothian  
Item 12 of 201963Farm cottagesEaster Howgate MidlothianScotlandWith Caird as senior partner
Item 13 of 201963Housing developmentGracemount EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 201963Post officeGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandUpgrades with Peter Caird as partner in charge
Item 15 of 201963Post office (or offices)  BordersScotlandUpgrade - with Peter Burnett Caird as partner in charge.
Item 16 of 201964Preparatory School for Girls, St George's School for Girls  EdinburghScotlandBegan the commission. Completed when practice amalgamated by Alan Reiach.
Item 17 of 201964Spillers Stand, Royal Highland Show  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 2017 January 1964St Michael's College, KilwinningKilwinning AyrshireScotlandWorking in conjunction with Clark Fyfe, Ayrshire County Architect
Item 19 of 201965General Post Office  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to public office
Item 20 of 201965House for Mrs LochCulross FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp135
Item 2 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder17 January 1964  p164