Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William Hill Smith |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||24 October 1912 |
|Died: ||24 October 1995 |
|Bio Notes: ||William Hill Smith was born on 24 October 1912, the son of James Smith, posting master and his wife Agnes Stewart Hill. From 1928 to 1933 he was articled to Allan Stevenson Mair & Cassels in Ayr. During this period he attended classes at Ayr Academy taking the technical course in architecture and building construction. From March 1933 to June 1935 he took the complete architecture course through the International Correspondence School. After the completion of his articles he stayed with the same practice, by then Allan Stevenson & Cassels, as assistant. From February 1936 he had a post as senior assistant with the Chief Engineer (Scotland) of LMS. |
He was admitted LRIBA in 1948, proposed by Gavifn Lonnox, Frank Burnet and William McLena, secretary of the Glasgow Institute of Architects.
In 1950 his address was 85 Briarhill Road, Prestwick. He was still in Prestwick in the early 1960s though at a different address. He does not appear in the Directory for 1970.
He died of cancer at the Ayr Hospital on 24 October 1995. He was survived by his wife Annie Aitken Rankin and at least one daughter, Nan Surgenot.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|16, Sandford Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private|| ||1995|| |
|85, Briarhill Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1950 *|| || |
|Moorgate/23, Whitehall Avenue, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||c. 1964|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Frank Burnet||22 June 1948||For Licentiateship|
|Gavin Lennox||22 June 1948||For Licentiateship|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no6295 (Combined Box 130)|