Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Lamb
Born: 5 January 1903
Died: 27 December 1936
Bio Notes: William Lamb was born on 5 January 1903 and was articled to Robert Macfarlane Cameron of Edinburgh on 22 March 1920. From the following year he studied in the School of Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and at Heriot-Watt College, whilst remaining with Cameron's successor Stewart Kaye to complete his apprenticeship and to work as a junior assistant for eight-and-a-half months. He moved to the office of John Jerdan on 15 December 1924. The following year he obtained a minor travelling bursary from the School of Architecture which enabled him to make a study tour of England and Scotland. He left Jerdan's office at the end of July 1926 and moved to London, joining the firm of Gibson & Gordon as assistant the following month. He passed the qualifying exam in July 1929 and was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year or the beginning of the next, his proposers being his then current employers Walter Symington Athol Gordon and James Glen Sivewright Gibson, and his former employer John Jerdan. At that time he was based in the Saxon Tower at Windsor Castle; his precise responsibilities there have yet to be established. He died young, on 27 December 1936.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Saxon Tower, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandPrivateBefore 1929After 1930 

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 5Robert Macfarlane Cameron22 March 19201921Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Stewart Kaye192122 March 1924Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Stewart Kaye22 March 192413 December 1924Junior Assistant 
Item 4 of 5John Jerdan15 December 192431 July 1926Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Gibson & Gordon2 August 1926After 1929Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Glen Sivewright GibsonLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Walter Symington Athol GordonLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John JerdanLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal10 April 1937v44London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp368 - obituary

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 A no4400