Basic Biographical Details

Name: T Harold Hughes & D S R Waugh
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1938
Ended: 1949
Bio Notes: Thomas Harold Hughes (born 1887) entered into partnership with David Stark Reid Waugh (born 1906) in 1938.

Hughes had initiated a school of architecture at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen before serving in the First World War, and had subsequently been taken into partnership in the Glasgow firm of Burnet, Son & Dick in Glasgow. Incompatibility with Burnet's more senior Glasgow partner, Norman Aitken Dick, had eventually caused him to resign his partnership to teach at the Glasgow School of Architecture where he succeeded James Black Fulton as Professor and Director when the latter died in April 1922.

Waugh had served his apprenticeship with Burnet, Son & Dick from 1924 and had remained as a draughtsman thereafter. He had studied under Hughes at the Glasgow School of Architecture and subsequently taught there.

When the Second World War broke out Hughes sent out fee accounts for work extending back several years and was asked to submit further accounts for work which had to be abandoned. The payments were taxed at wartime surtax rates and in common with several other architects at that time Hughes found he had worked for something like three years for virtually nothing. This contributed to a serious breakdown in health in 1941 which forced him to retire as Director of the School of Architecture in 1942, his Glasgow University work being taken over by Alexander Wright, although Waugh was to continue the practice after the war and later became Head of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. After Hughes's death in 1949, Waugh changed the practice title to D S R Waugh & Associated Architects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2121, Douglas Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1938(?)1949(?) 
Item 2 of 2206, Sauchiehall Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19511953 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes19381942Partner 
Item 2 of 3David Stark Reid Waugh19381949Partner 
Item 3 of 3(Miss) Anne Duff 1950s AssistantVacation employment while a student

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 81938University of Glasgow, Institute of Chemistry  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 81939University of Glasgow, Reading Room  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 81949Dollar Academy, Science and Domestic Science block, northern extensionsDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandLayout of extension begun
Item 4 of 81949Glasgow University, Inorganic Chemistry Block  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 81949Glasgow University, new surgical building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 81951Factory for Clyde Soyameal Co, King George V DockShieldhall GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for alterations and additions
Item 7 of 81953Star Palace CinemaPartick GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for alterations and additions
Item 8 of 810 July 1953King George V Dock, Shieldhall  GlasgowScotlandExtensions to mill

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp140

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder13 July 1951  p69
Item 2 of 3Builder10 July 1953  p80
Item 3 of 3Builder11 September 1953  p413

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no10230; F no 5696 (Combined Box 95)