Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William Glashan |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||10 September 1903 |
|Died: ||15 December 1981 |
|Bio Notes: ||William Glashan was born on 10 September 1903, the son of William Gall Glashan, upholsterer, and his wife Mary Norrie. He studied full-time at the School of Achitecture in Aberdeen from September 1919 to June 1921 but from this time until September 1924 he served his articles with George Bennett Mitchell and continued his studies through evening classes. He returned as a full-time student to the School of Architecture for a further session completing the course in June 1925 and sitting a special exam in July of that year which is described in his Nomination Paper as a 'post diploma endorsement'. He was elected ARIBA in 1925, proposed by John Alexander Ogg Allan, George WAtt and John Walker. |
From 1928-41 he was chief assistant to Percy L Browne, Son & Harding in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He then spent a year as senior assistant with Cumberland County Council before moving in 1942 to a post of a similar level with Cackett, Burns-Dick & Mackellar in Newcastle. In 1944 he moved again, this time to the City Architect's Department in Newcastle. In 1944 he returned to Scotland to a senior assistant post with Carver Symon & Ross in Dundee. The following year, 1947, he made another moved to the National Coal Board in Edinburgh and in 1949 moved to Inverness as Deputy Architect with the Northern Regional Hospital Board. He remained in Inverness for the rest of his career.
He was elected FRIBA in 1956, his proposers being David Polson Hall, Alexander Cullen and Jack Blackburn. He was still in Inverness in 1979.
He died on 15 December 1981 aged 78 at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. He was survived by his wife Isabella Duncan Bain Macdonald.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|173, Holborn Street, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private||1925 *|| || |
|44, Glenburn Drive, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1950 *||1981|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Edward Alexander Meldrum||6 October 1965||For Fellowship|
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|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|| ||A no3845, F no5238 (Combined Box 65)|