Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Dean
Bio Notes: William Dean was articled to A & W Reid and Wittet of Elgin 1894-99, then moved to Edinburgh to work for Leadbetter and Fairley, Hamilton Paterson and Rhind 1900 and Anderson Simon and Crawford 1901, probably in order to study at the School of Applied Art. In the same year, 1901, he moved again to Glasgow to work briefly for John Hutchison before returning to Edinburgh to work for W T Oldrieve at the Office of Works, 1901-04. Thereafter he settled in London, working for Edward Harding Payne for 14 months, Charles James Blomfield for one year, an dthen to David Theodore Fyfe, then assisting Burnet with the British Museum for six months. He passed the qualifying exam in 1908 and was elected ARIBA on 1 March 1909, his proposers being Blomfield, Fyfe and Mervyn Macartney, and his address then 29 Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea. By 1914 he had set up practice at 39 Blades Street, Lancaster.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 229, Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, EnglandPrivate1909 *  
Item 2 of 239, Blades Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, EnglandBusiness1914 *  

* 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 7A & W Reid & Wittet18941899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Leadbetter & Fairley18991899 or 1900Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Hamilton-Paterson & Rhind19001900 or 1901  
Item 4 of 7John Hutchison1901   
Item 5 of 7Anderson Simon & Crawford19011901  
Item 6 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19011904 In Edinburgh office, working under W T Oldrieve
Item 7 of 7William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)19011904  


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles James Blomfield1 March 1909for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David Theodore Fyfe1 March 1909for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Mervyn Edmund Macartney1 March 1909for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Public Record OfficeOffice of Works Records  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v18, p58