Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Walter Alison & Hutchison |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||Late 1950 |
|Ended: ||1957 or 1958 or 1959(?) |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert Forbes Hutchison was born on 30 December 1908 and was articled to Walter Alison of Kirkcaldy in January 1925, studying at Edinburgh College of Architecture and Heriot-Watt College. He obtained a position as assistant architect to Fife County Council in July 1930, moving in December 1932 to Dundee City Architect's Department and at the beginning of 1936 to North Riding County Council. He was admitted ARIBA on 8 March 1937, L Stuart Stanley being among his proposers. In the same year he joined Nottingham Corporation Architect's Department as senior assistant, leaving after nine years to take up an appointment as Deputy City Architect to the City of Stoke-on-Trent Corporation. |
In October 1948 he returned to Scotland as chief architect to the Regional Hospital Boards of Scotland, and he commenced independent practice in Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy in 1950 when he acquired the practice of his former employer Walter Alison on the latter's death. He continued to practise thereafter under the name of Walter Alison & Hutchison, his work principally consisting of school and hospital buildings.
He was elected FRIBA in 1954, and died on 26 March 1976.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland||Business||Late 1950|| || |
|27, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland||Business||1951|| || |
|38, York Place, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||1954 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
Buildings and Designs
|The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||9 November 1951|| || ||p646|
|Builder||6 June 1952|| || ||p865|