Basic Biographical Details

Name: Derreck Roy Wyler
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 November 1919
Died: 1 April 2006
Bio Notes: Derreck [erroneously recorded as Derrick] Roy Wyler was born on 21 November 1919, the son of Henry Augustus Wilhelme Wyler, chef, and his wife Caroline Ann Thorley. From September 1936 to August 1940 he studied full-time at Manchester School of Architecture. He gained practice experience in vacation employement with Lieutenant-Colonel Westcott in 1936, with Francis Jones in 1937 and with the Architect's Department of the Co-operative Wholesale Society in 1940. He made study tours to France in 1937, Switzerland in 1938 and Italy in 1939.

Wyler sat the RIBA final exams in Edinburgh in July 1946 and was admitted ARIBA on 10 December of that year, proposed by Ronald Bradbury, Jack Antonio Coia and Thomas J Beveridge. By then he had a post with Glasgow Corporation Housing Department working under Bradbury who described him in his proposer's statement as 'an accomplished architect'. He was living in Thornliebank by 1950.

In 1955 he was appointed burgh architect for Hamilton and was still working for the authority in 1979.

He died at home on 1 April 2006. His wife, Jean Audrey Bannerman had predeceased him but he was survived by his daughter who lived in Inverurie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 321, Braefield Drive, Thornliebank, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate19501955 
Item 2 of 3123, Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness19551979Burgh Architect
Item 3 of 37, Harvie Avenue, Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1970 *2006 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Lieutenant-Colonel Westcott1936 Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Francis Jones1938 Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS), Architects Department1940 Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)1945c. 1955Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Hamilton Burgh Architects1955 Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Johnston Beveridge10 December 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Ronald Bradbury10 December 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Jack Antonio Coia1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1996Directory of Members 1996   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Herald9 March 1955  p9 appointment as burgh architect Hamilton

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8854 (Combined Box 218)