Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Douglas Hamilton
Born: 12 October 1915
Died: January 2003
Bio Notes: George Douglas Hamilton was born on 12 October 1915 and studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from 15 September 1933. He spent the summer of 1934 in the office of J M Monro & Son, and those of 1935, 1936 and 1937 working for Alasdair Cameron Sutherland returning for a full year in the latter office from 1937 until 1938, when he obtained his diploma. He passed the professional practice exam in Edinburgh on 6 December of that year, and was admitted ARIBA on 3 April 1939, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and William Ross. By that time he had been appointed assistant to James Douglas Miller.

In the early 1950s Hamilton was based in Aberdeen, and by 1957 he was working for the Ministry of Works in Leeds.

He died in Cambridgeshire in January 2003.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Hillcrest, Circular Road, Clydebank, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  
Item 2 of 4Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1946After 1950 
Item 3 of 410, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1950 *  
Item 4 of 4Leeds, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate/business1957 *  

* 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 4J M Monro & SonJune 1934September 1934Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Alasdair Cameron SutherlandJune 19351938AssistantHolidays only from 1934-37; full year from 1937-38
Item 3 of 4James Douglas Miller1939 Assistant 
Item 4 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1957 *  In Leeds office.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Ross3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith3 April 1939for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 A no7168 (combined box 177)