Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Aitken Hutchison Walker
Bio Notes: Hugh Aitken Hutchison Walker was articled to J Hamilton & Son of Glasgow from June 1907 until June 1912. In July of the latter year he joined Reid & Wingate as improver, remaining there until December 1914 when he joined the armed forces. He was demobilised in March 1919 and in June that year joined George Arthur & Son as a draughtsman. He left that office in December 1920, the same year in which he completed his studies at Glasgow School of Architecture which he had begun in 1907.

Walker then emigrated to South Africa where he was appointed draughtsman in the Public Works Department of Pretoria. He passed the qualifying exam in Cape Town in December 1922 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December 1923, his proposers being Joseph Lockwood Hall, Ernest Marston Powers and the RIBA Council. His declaration accepting his Associateship bears a surprisingly late date of 27 April 1927, but it seems likely that this was a slip of the pen.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1909, Church Street, Pretoria, South AfricaPrivate1923 *  

* 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 6James Hamilton & SonJune 1907June 1912Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6John H HamiltonLate 19071910Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6John Hamilton & Son1910June 1912Apprentice 
Item 4 of 6Campbell Reid & WingateJuly 1912December 1914Improver 
Item 5 of 6George Arthur & SonJune 1919December 1920Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 6Pretoria Public Works DepartmentApril 1921After April 1923Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Joseph Lockwood Hall3 December 1923for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Ernest Marston Powers3 December 1923for Associateship
Item 3 of 3RIBA Council3 December 1923for Associateship


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 no3731 (microfilm reel 28)