Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Grant Weir
Born: 9 January 1903
Bio Notes: William Grant Weir was born on 9 January 1903 and was articled to George Arthur Boswell in 1919, studying at Glasgow High School and Glasgow School of Art. He completed his certificate course in 1926 and passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in December 1927. He remained with Boswell as assistant after completing his apprenticeship, and was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 4 June 1928, his proposers being Boswell, Thomas Harold Hughes and James Lochhead. Shortly thereafter he emigrated to the USA where he practised as an architect in Boston, Massachusetts.

By the end of 1941 the repercussions of the Second World War had brought the practice virtually to a standstill, and Weir resigned his RIBA membership. The following year he and his then partner, who has yet to be identified, volunteered for military service. At the end of the war Weir's partner went into retirement and Weir moved to Bermuda, where he continued to practise alone. By 1971 it had become a requirement of the Bermuda government that all architects be registered, causing Weir to apply for a reinstatement of his RIBA membership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 428, Ancaster Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1928After 1929 
Item 2 of 4Boston, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaPrivate/business(?)c. 19281942 
Item 3 of 433, Coolidge Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaPrivate/business(?)1934 *  
Item 4 of 4The Glen, Paget, Bermuda, West IndiesPrivate/business(?)After 1945After 1971 

* 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 2George Arthur Boswell19191924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2George Arthur Boswell19241928Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Arthur Boswell4 June 1928for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes4 June 1928for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Lochhead4 June 1928for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4218 (combined box 2)