Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Halkerston
Born: 8 July 1909
Died: 1983
Bio Notes: William Halkerston was born on 8 July 1909 and was articled to T Scott Sutherland of Aberdeen on 9 September 1927. After three years in that office he commenced full-time classes at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's Colleges. He obtained his diploma on 14 June 1933 and from August 1933 to April 1934 he sought practical experience with G W Bruce Esq, precast concrete manufacturer, studying building methods and carrying out experimental work in concrete. Thereafter he returned to Sutherland's office for two months for further experience, particularly focussing on cinema work.

Halkerston moved to London and joined the LCC Town Planning Department on 12 July 1934. He was admitted ARIBA on 11 February the following year, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, T Scott Sutherland and John Gibb Marr. His nomination papers state that he was still with the LCC, in the Building Act Section, at that time, although they give his private address as 71 Fonthill Road, Aberdeen. He remained at this address in Aberdeen until the late 1940s but moved to a post in Bournemouth before 1950. By 1970 he had risen to become borough architect there.

Halkerston died between July and September 1983 at Bournemouth.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 571, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1935 *  
Item 2 of 5c/o Mrs Green/49, Strand Green, London, EnglandPrivate1935  
Item 3 of 5Roxborough/16, Marlborough Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire, EnglandPrivate1950 *  
Item 4 of 560, Holdenhurst Avenue, Bournemouth, Hampshire, EnglandPrivate1960 *  
Item 5 of 5Portman House, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Hampshire, EnglandBusiness1970  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4T Scott Sutherland9 September 19278 September 1930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4T Scott SutherlandApril 1934June 1934Assistant 
Item 3 of 4London County Council Town Planning Department (LCC Town Planning' Department)12 July 1934 Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Bournemouth Borough Architect's/Engineer's OfficeBefore 1970 Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Gibb Marr11 February 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo11 February 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3T Scott Sutherland11 February 1935for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5635 (combined box 92)