Basic Biographical Details
|Ion Victor Godfrey Hamilton Warner
|12 July 1897
|24 July 1987
|Ion Victor Godfrey Hamilton Warner was born on 12 July 1897 in Edinburgh and was articled to Hunter Crawford & Williamson in August 1912, attending classes at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. When the office was closed due to war in November 1915, Warner transferred to the practice of James Jerdan & Son to complete his apprenticeship under John Jerdan. In July 1916 he joined the armed forces, serving overseas during the First World War.
He returned to Edinburgh in September 1919 and obtained a post in Edinburgh Corporation Housing Department under Adam Horsburgh Campbell, continuing his studies at the College of Art and Heriot-Watt. In 1926 he moved to the City Architect's Department, working under the City Architect, Ebenezer James MacRae, and two years later in May 1928 he transferred to the City Engineer's Department. He was still assisting in that office when he was elected LRIBA on15 June 1943, his proposers being Alfred Hugh Mottram, Thomas Forbes Maclennan, and John Ross McKay, who wrote in his supporting statement that Warner had studied 'most diligently & shewed a keen interest in measuring sketching [sic] good old examples of architecture' when at the College of Art, and that 'He then went into public service, and he has been an undoubted influence on all the problems confronting such an office as the City Engineer.' His nomination papers state that he was a part-time lecturer at Ramsay Technical Institute, and that he had also lectured in Sanitary Engineering at Heriot-Watt College in 1929 and 1940. They also indicate that his work had included the preparation of plans for slum clearance areas, as well as churches, factories, housing, bridges, a 'large industrial hall' and other building types.
Warner died on 24 July 1987. His wife had predeceased him, and he had been living with his daughter, Miss Patricia Warner, at 100H Saughton Road North, Edinburgh immediately prior to his death.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
|15 (or 16?), Hutchison Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
|100, Saughton Road North, Edinburgh, Scotland
Employment and Training
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Buildings and Designs
|This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
|Town, district or village
|City or county
|Portobello Outdoor Swimming Pool
|As assistant to William Allan Macartney, Edinburgh City Engineer
|The following books contain references to this :
|Post Office Directories
|The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951
|London: Royal Institute of British Architects
|The following archives hold material relating to this :
|Source Catalogue No.
|RIAS, Rutland Square
|Records of membership
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum
|RIBA Nomination Papers
|L no5452 (combined box 80)