Architect, of Dublin, active from the 1930s to the 1950s. Alfred ('Bill') Phillips, was born in Dublin on 8 November 1913, the son of Alfred Phillips, commercial traveller and his wife Frances (née Boag). He became an articled pupil in the architectural practice of BRADBURY & amp; EVANS on 1 January 1930. During his apprenticeship he also attended classes in building construction at Bolton Street Technical School. In 1932 and 1933 he gives 27 Molesworth Street as his address, suggesting that he went on to work in the office of the engineer and hospital architect JOHN JOSEPH WINTERS. F rom 1934 until 1939 he was in the office of JAMES WILLIAM O'SULLIVAN.& #160; His addresses indicate that subsequently he practised independently from home. After the Second World War, he joined the staff of the Department of Local Government, but in 1948 he took over the office at 13 South Frederick Street which had been left vacant by the death of its former occupant, EDWIN BRADBURY . The office of the Royal National Hospital for Consumptives for Ireland was in the same building, but it is not clear whether Phillips moved to the premises as the result of becoming architect to the hospital or whether he became architect to the hospital as the result of sharing the same premises.
In 1952 Phillips emigrated to Australia. He died at Bowen, North Queensland, on 6 June 1996.
AAI: elected member, 1930; no longer on list of members after 1947.
RIAI: probationer, 1931; student, 1932; member, 1938; no longer on list of members after 1957.
Addresses: 27 Molesworth Street, 1932-1933; 102 Grafton Street, 1934-1938; 104 Grafton Street, 1938-1939; Department of Local Government, Custom House, Dublin, 1946; 13 South Frederick Street, 1953-1956.
Home: 17 Garville Road, Rathgar, 1931-1933; 66 Belmont Avenue, Donnybrook, 1937-1939; 16 Westbrook Road, Highfield Estate, Dundrum, 1940; Far Away, St Valerie's, Dargle Road, Bray, 1941-1945; Uaitne Beag, Valetta, Dargle Road, Bray, 1948-1954; 25 Eaton Square, Terenure, 1955-1957.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Phillips's applications to sit the preliminary and intermediate exams of the RIAI, 1930 & 1931, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59, from AAI and RIAI lists of members, from Thom's directories and from Phillips's great-nephew Philip Robert Evans in e-mails of Jan 2016, in which he cites Phillips's autobiography, The Light of Other Days, edited and privately printed by Brian, June and Michelle Phillips in 1996 (revised edition, 2003).
JRIAI (1931), 15.
JRIAI (1933), 9.
JRIAI (1939), 13.
IB 95, 18 Jul 1953, 766.