Wade Stockdill & Armour


John H. Wade


Immediately following World War II, Wade returned to practice in partnership with S. P. Birley and C. D. Stockdill. Terry Williams joined the firm in 1969. In its early years the firm was responsible for numerous institutional buildings including the planning of the University Centre and Clearihue Building for the University of Victoria, Centennial Square, Saanich Municipal Hall, the Victoria Airport Terminal Building, the Junior Ranks Club, Naden and a number of schools for the Greater Victoria School District and Sooke School District. His Pacific Forestry Centre received a Governor-General's Award for Excellence in 1986.


Charles D. Stockdill

A graduate of the University of Manitoba in 1938, Charles Stockdill worked during the summers for J. Graham Johnson (1936–1938). After graduation, he worked for Northwood & Chivers in Edmonton, 1937–38, then in 1938 for McCarter & Nairne and was in partnership with Johnson 1939–1943. After the war he was in private practice until he became a partner in the Victoria firm Birley, Wade and Stockdill in 1949. The firm continued as Wade, Stockdill and Armour, with an office in Vancouver. In 1970 the firm became Wade, Stockdill, Armour & Blewett.


John W. Armour

John Armour began his architectural career by articling with C. D. Stockdill in Victoria from 1946 to 1951. He continued with the renamed firm Birley, Wade, and Stockdill from 1951, becoming a partner in the late 1950s. In 1961 he formed Armour Blewett and Partners in Vancouver and practiced there until his death in 1986.


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