Donald Wagg Scholarship

Don Wagg articled with Ernest A. Newton in Manchester, England, and trained at the School of Art and the Technical College in that city. He qualified as a chartered architect A.R.I.B.A., became city architect of Peterborough and then served in the Royal Engineers in WWII. He emigrated to Canada in 1948, locating in Nelson, BC, where he completed the design for Mount St. Francis Hospital. In 1950 he moved to Victoria, setting up a partnership with former provincial architect W. H. Whittaker. The firm specialized in hospital design, carrying out extensive additions to Jubilee and St. Joseph's hospitals, and completing many smaller hospitals for communities throughout British Columbia. Whittaker retired in 1954 and Wagg formed a partnership with Patrick Birley, then with David Hambleton (1958) and Brian Bartle (1965), who became partners in the firm of Wagg & Hambleton in 1966 and 1976 respectively. Wagg retired in 1979.

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