Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Louis Hay
Born: 30 January 1883
Died: 1967
Bio Notes: Alfred Louis Hay (who generally appears simply as Alfred Hay) was born on 30 January 1883 and was articled to Carver & Symon of Arbroath in April 1899, remaining as junior assistant for a further year after completing his apprenticeship. Whilst there he studied at Dundee Technical Institute. He moved to London in May 1905 to work as assistant to Kelly & Dickie, enabling him to attend classes at Regent Street Polytechnic. After only four months with Kelly & Dickie he left them to take an appointment as assistant to Paul Waterhouse, whose father and senior partner Alfred Waterhouse had died that month. Hay remained with Paul's son Michael Theodore Waterhouse as chief assistant after Paul's death in 1924. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA in mid-1933, his proposers being Michael Waterhouse, Cedric Ripley and Frederick Charles Richard Palmer.

In 1960 Hay is recorded in the list of retired Licentiates. He was still living in north London at this time. He is not listed among retired members by 1963. He died in Colchester in Essex in 1967, his death reported between January and March.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 120, Milton Road, Highgate, London, EnglandPrivate1933 *After 1950 

* 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 5Carver & SymonApril 1899April 1904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Carver & SymonApril 1904April 1905Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Kelly & DickieMay 1905September 1905Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Paul WaterhouseSeptember 19051924Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Michael Theodore Waterhouse1924After 1933Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frederick Charles Richard PalmerMid 1933for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Cedric Gurney RipleyMid 1933for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Michael Theodore WaterhouseMid 1933for Licentiateship


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 L no4265 (combined box 4)