Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Thomas George Low |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||6 October 1911 |
|Died: ||14 December 1987 |
|Bio Notes: ||Thomas George Low, generally known as George Low was born on 6 October 1911, the son of George Low, chauffeur, and his wife, Mabel Robertson. In 1924 he was articled with Wylie Shanks & Wylie, then at 204 West Regent Street, Glasgow. He remained with them, becoming a junior assistant in 1934 and later a senior assistant. At the same time as working in November 1929 he embarked on the Building Construction evening class course at Glasgow High School. The following year he began the Certificate Course at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College and on completion in 1936 was awarded the senior certificate. |
From February to June 1940 he worked as an assistant with Cullen Lochhead & Brown but in June 1940 he joined the Royal Engineers, transferring to the Works Services in October 1941 as an architectural draughtsman. He served in this capacity in the Far East. On demobilisation in 1946 he held the rank of Warrant Officer Superintendent Draughtsman. He returned to Wylie Shanks & Wylie in February 1946 as chief assistant. In due course he became Chief Draughtsman and was in charge of all the drawing office staff.
Low was elected LRIBA in 1956, his proposers being Frederick R Wylie, Walter Underwood and Lockhart Hutson. In 1960 Walter Underwood invited him to become a partner with his practice.
Low retired in about 1983. He died on 14 December 1987 at his home in East Kilbride. He was survived by his wife Jessie Helen Duguid.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|13, Markethill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland||Private|| ||1987|| |
Employment and Training
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of David J Leslie||Information sent to Dictionary|| ||Sent April 2010|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no 6723 (Combined Box 156)|