Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Brook Sampson
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 January 1899
Died: 13 June 1979
Bio Notes: William Brook Sampson was born on 4 April 1899, the son of William Brook Sampson, clerk, and his wife Alexandrina Dobbie. He was a student member of the RIBA from 1951. He probably studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He was elected ARIBA in 1958. He had moved to Currie by 1960. By 1970 he was a partner in Bowhill Laing & Partners.

Sampson died at Fairmile Nursing Home, Edinburgh on 13 June 1979. He was single.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 312, Corstorphine Bank Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954After 1960 
Item 2 of 348, Riccarton Avenue, Currie, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1966  
Item 3 of 35, West Maitland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 1Gibson, Laing & PartnersBefore 1970 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 111962Transport Depot  EdinburghScotlandMay be involved
Item 2 of 111963The Merlin licensed premisesMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 111964Glencorse BarracksPenicuik MidlothianScotlandAlterations? additions?
Item 4 of 111965Diagnostic Centre  EdinburghScotlandMay be involved
Item 5 of 111965Shopping developmentWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 111967Moray House Training College  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 111968CraigiehallCramond EdinburghScotlandAlterations to command headquarters (main house) and housing in grounds.
Item 8 of 111968Paper MillPowderhall EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 111968Royal Naval EstablishmentRosyth FifeScotlandOffices
Item 10 of 111968Transport officesShrubhill EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 111969Factory for Glasgow ButchersCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 5RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register