Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis ('Frank') Sibbald White
Died: 1989
Bio Notes: Francis (known as Frank) Sibbald White studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. He was the RIBA Recognised Schools Bronze Medallist in 1953 and was admitted ARIBA in 1956 and ARIAS in 1960. He joined the practice of Henry Wylie & Partners by 1964. After leaving, he then worked with his brother until setting up on his own account in North Berwick.

Frank's main love was drawing and painting and for all his academic achievements, he set greater store by his ability to play the mouth organ. For this he won many certificates at the Auchtermuchty Festival.

Frank White died in 1989.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3North Berwick, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 3c/o Hislop/27, Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960 *  
Item 3 of 315, Moray Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1964  

* 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 2Henry Wylie & PartnersBefore 1964After 1970Partner 
Item 2 of 2Henry Wylie Frank White & Partners1975 Partner 

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 46After 1957Eglinton Hotels  EdinburghScotlandInterior upgrade and installation of bathrooms
Item 2 of 46After 1957Leith Public Health HospitalLeith EdinburghScotlandUpgrading of three wards
Item 3 of 461959British Olivetti Company Showroom  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 461959Kellie CastlePittenweem FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 461959McCallum Advertising Showrooms  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 461959Office premises for Equity & Law  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 461960sBank of Scotland, New Town Branch  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation and improvement scheme.
Item 8 of 461960sBritish Olivetti Showroom  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 461960sCator Consolidated Properties Ltd office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 461960sFalkirk Metropolitan HotelFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandComplete interior design
Item 11 of 461960sHydropathic InstitutionNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandSwimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms
Item 12 of 461960sJ C White Ltd office development   Scotland 
Item 13 of 461960sJohn Menzies & Co Ltd despatch depot  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 461960sKames Development Scheme ButeButeScotland 
Item 15 of 461960sOffice premises for JW and RN Oswald CA  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 461960sPrivate house   Scotland 
Item 17 of 461960sPrivate house  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 461960sR & W Advertising premises   ScotlandAlterations and imrpovements
Item 19 of 461960sUnion Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation and improvement scheme.
Item 20 of 461960Craiglynne HotelGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandExtension and improvements
Item 21 of 461960Dano Plant Buildings (Municipal Refuse Disposal)East Calder West LothianScotland 
Item 22 of 461960University of Edinburgh, royal dispensary  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation
Item 23 of 461961Sandersons wallpaper showrooms  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 4626 May 1961Roxburgh County BuildingsNewtown St Boswells RoxburghshireScotlandJackson's and White's joint competition entry (no. 9) awarded special commendation per Builder p990
Item 25 of 461962British Linen Bank  EdinburghScotlandInternal remodelling
Item 26 of 461962Showrooms for Justerini & Brooks  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 461963Caledonian Insurance Company  EdinburghScotlandDevelopment of hotel including 7-storey extension at east to contain 100 bedrooms, banqueting room and kitchen services.
Item 28 of 461963Dano Plant buildings (Municipal Refuse Buildings)Paisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 29 of 461965Free LibraryGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandInternal alterations - as partner in charge.
Item 30 of 461966Stock Exchange premises  EdinburghScotlandRehousing, planning and interior design fo Exchange Hall and offices
Item 31 of 461967Office block for Naviewland Properties Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 461968Despatch depot building for John MenziesAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 33 of 461968Despatch depot building for John MenziesKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 34 of 461968Despatch depot building for John Menzies  GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 46Before 1968Edinburgh Life Assurance Company  EdinburghScotlandInterior reorganisation and improvement scheme.
Item 36 of 46Before 1968Trefoil SchoolGogarburn EdinburghScotlandRecreation room and theraputic swimming pool.
Item 37 of 461969Highlands and Islands Development Board exhibition  LondonEngland 
Item 38 of 46Early 1960sOffices for Thomson McLintock  EdinburghScotlandOffice premises for Thomson McLintock CA
Item 39 of 461970sCafé Royal  EdinburghScotlandStaff accommodation
Item 40 of 461970sHousing, Forth Street and East RoadNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 461970sLuxury flatsDalkeith  Scotland 
Item 42 of 461970sOffice and workshops for D Fisher & SonBalerno MidlothianScotland 
Item 43 of 46After 1972Offices for Sedgwick Forbes, insurance brokers  EdinburghScotlandSuite of interiors
Item 44 of 461973Housing, Victoria RoadNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 45 of 461973Sunbury Works, office and showroom for Whytock & Reid  EdinburghScotland 
Item 46 of 461975Lennox Tower Gardens housingBalerno MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p11 George Hotel/Caledonian Insurance, Edinburgh
p12 Showrooms for Justerini & Brooks

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIAS NewsletterJune 1989v1, no2  
Item 2 of 2RIAS NewsletterAugust 1989v1, no3 Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership