Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Patterson
Born: 1872
Bio Notes: William Patterson was born in 1872 and articled to MacGibbon & Ross in 1893 at the age of twenty-one, rather older than usual. Whilst serving his apprenticeship he attended the School of Applied Art under Frank Worthington Simon and Stewart Henbest Capper. On leaving MacGibbon & Ross in 1897 he was an assistant with first James Pearson Alison in Hawick and then Hippolyte Jean Blanc in Edinburgh before moving to London to work for Aston Webb. About 1903 he moved to Liverpool to work for Willink & Thicknesse, and from there he obtained a salaried post in H M Office of Works in London, working under Walter Pott. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being Aston Webb, Philip Coldwell Thicknesse and Walter Pott. He should not be confused with William Paterson, later of Oldrieve Bell & Paterson who was also on the staff of the Office of Works, their service overlapping in the years 1910-1914; or with William Patterson of Edinburgh, of whom very little is known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1133, Fellows Road, Hampstead, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 7MacGibbon & Ross18931897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7James Pearson Alison1897Before 1901Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Hippolyte Jean BlancAfter 18971901Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Aston Webb19011903Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Willink & Thicknesse19031905Assistant 
Item 6 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1905After 1911Senior AssistantIn London office (Victoria Street)
Item 7 of 7Walter Pott1905After 1911Senior AssistantIn H M Office of Works, London


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Walter Pott20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Philip Coldwell Thicknesse20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Aston Webb20 July 1911for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v20 no1510