Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Logan Taylor
Bio Notes: William Logan Taylor studied at Robert Gordon's Technical College from August 1914 while at weekends and during his holidays he worked in the office of John Alexander Ogg Allan, presumably as an articled apprentice. He served in the armed forces during the First World War from November 1916 until March 1919. After demobilisation he returned to Allan's office, whilst still studying part-time at Robert Gordon's. He passed the qualifying exam and was elected ARIBA in late 1922, his proposers being J A O Allan, George Watt and John Wilson Walker. He appears to have remained in Allan's office up to that time. He was also an Associate of the Aberdeen Society of Architects.

By 1927 Taylor was practising in partnership with a former fellow apprentice in Allan's office, T Scott Sutherland. The address of T Scott Sutherland & Taylor was 9 The Square, Huntly, although Sutherland appears to have concurrently continued his own separate practice in Aberdeen. The partnership continued until at least 1933. Nothing is known of Taylor after that date.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4The Schoolhouse, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1922  
Item 2 of 486, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate(?)1925 *  
Item 3 of 49, The Square, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1927 *After 1933 
Item 4 of 48, Beechgrove Gardens, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1950 *Early 1970s 

* 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 3John Alexander Ogg AllanAugust 1914November 1916Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanMarch 1919After 1922Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Sutherland & TaylorBefore 1927After 1933Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1922For Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Wilson WalkerLate 1922For Associateship
Item 3 of 3George WattLate 1922For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31929SchoolhouseClatt AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31933250-252 Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 31934Aberdeen United Trades' Council Hall  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1926   p288

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3617 (microfilm reel 27)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James