Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas White
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 August 1932
Died: 2 February 1994
Bio Notes: Thomas White was born on 28 August 1932, the son of Thomas White, clerk of works. He studied part-time at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1951-54 and full-time from 1954-57. He was awarded his diploma and was elected ARIBA in 1957; he also received the Andrew Grant junior open scholarship in that year. During the period 1950-54 he served his articles with Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul, returning as an assistant from 1957-59. In 1959 he transferred to Eric Hall & Partners and in 1965 became an Associate with Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners as the practice had become by that time. In 1967 he was working as principal assistant architect for Alison Hutchison & Partners. He was elected ARIAS in 1967 proposed by A W S Scott, H H Macdonald and G W Manson (?). He joined the practice of G R M Kennedy & Partners in the early 1970s.

He died on 2 February 1994, survived by his wife, his son and his daughter

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 6Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul19501954Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul19571959Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Eric Hall & Partners (Eric W Hall & Partners)1959 or 1960 Architect 
Item 4 of 6Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners1965 Associate 
Item 5 of 6Alison & Hutchison & Partners1 May 1967 Principal Assistant 
Item 6 of 6George R M Kennedy & PartnersEarly 1970sAfter 1975Partner 

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 44Before 1075Luxury flats  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 441970sChildren's home for Aberlour TrustStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 441970sChurch for the Deeside Fellowship  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 441970sHall for Baptist Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 441970sHousing for Dr Kerr's TrustForfar AngusScotland 
Item 6 of 441970sLocal Authority and sheltered housing Forres MorayshireScotland 
Item 7 of 441970sLocal Authority and sheltered housing Grantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 8 of 441972Forres House Community CentreForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 9 of 441974Haugh HousingElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 10 of 441974Public swimming bathsBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 11 of 441975Charleston AcademyInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 12 of 441975Nairn AcademyNairn MorayshireScotland 
Item 13 of 44Before 1975Burgh extensionsPeterhead AberdenshireScotlandPlanning of extensions
Item 14 of 44Before 1975Cameron Iron Works factory  LeedsEnglandExtensions
Item 15 of 44Before 1975Cameron Iron Works factory, LivingstonLivingston West LothianScotlandExtension
Item 16 of 44Before 1975Community CentreForfar AngusScotland 
Item 17 of 44Before 1975Divisional Police HeadquartersDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 18 of 44Before 1975Hotel and shopsWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 44Before 1975Housing, hotel and conservation work Udny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 44Before 1975Local Authority and sheltered housing Elgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 21 of 44Before 1975Napier Technical College  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 22 of 44Before 1975Peebles High SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandRehabilitation and games hall
Item 23 of 44Before 1975Primary schoolNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 24 of 44Before 1975Private houses for L HartEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 25 of 44Before 1975Private houses for P G SmithAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 26 of 44Before 1975Telford College  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 27 of 441976Lanthorn Community CentreDedridge, Livingston West LothianScotland 
Item 28 of 441976Mosshill Industrial Estate, Digital Equipment plantAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 29 of 441978Wilsness Terminal, Sumburgh Airport Mainland, Shetland Scotland 
Item 30 of 44c. 1979Culloden HouseCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 31 of 44Early 1970s619 houses for SSHA, New Farm LochKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 32 of 44Early 1970sAlbert Secondary SchoolSpringburn Glasgow  
Item 33 of 44Early 1970sBurgh extensions including housing, shops and recreation facilitiesWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 34 of 44Early 1970sCameron Iron WorksLeeds YorkshireEnglandFactory and office extension
Item 35 of 44Early 1970sChildren's home for Aberlour Trust  DundeeScotland 
Item 36 of 44Early 1970sChildren's home for Lothian Homes TrustHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 37 of 44Early 1970sChildren's Home for the Aberlour TrustPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 38 of 44Early 1970sLuxury flats, BarchapelPatterton RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 39 of 44Early 1970sPriorsford Primary SchoolPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 40 of 44Early 1970sWRA research laboratoryGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 41 of 441980Thorndene TerraceSlamannan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 42 of 441982The Glebe HousingKingussie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 43 of 441985Airlie Gardens HousingBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 44 of 441985Doune Court HousingMacduff BanffshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp245 New Farm Loch
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterMay 1994v5, no4 Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership