Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Douglas William Innes |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||23 December 1907 |
|Died: ||8 June 1988 |
|Bio Notes: ||Douglas William Innes was born on 23 December 1907, the son of William Booth Innes, marine engineer and his wife Margaret Gerrie Smith. He was articled to Edwin L Williamson of Aberdeen on 23 July 1923, attending evening classes at Robert Gordon's College from the same year and day classes from 1924 to 1926 and from 1928 to 1929. He achieved an exemption from the RIBA final exam in 1930, passed the Professional Practice exam in Edinburgh in July of that year and was admitted ARIBA late that year or early the next, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, James Brown Nicol and Robert Gordon Wilson Junior. At that time he was employed as an assistant to Nicol, working mainly on the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. |
He left Nicol in 1933 to return to Williamson's office as an assistant, and was taken into partnership in 1939, although the firm's name did not change to reflect his position. He was still there when he was admitted FRIBA in 1956, proposed by I F Davies, Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, and John Gibb Marr, by which time he had travelled to France, Germany and Norway.
He was re-elected president of the Aberdeen Society of Architects in 1960. He was married to Nancy Lucretia Osmond Ball.
Innes resigned from the RIBA in 1985 and died at Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen on 8 June 1988.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|5, Bayview Road, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private|| ||1988|| |
|17, Caledonian Place, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private||1930 *|| || |
|194, Mid Stocket Road, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1939 *|| || |
|17, Viewfield Gardens, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private||1956 *|| || |
|14, Golden Square, Aberdeen, Scotland||Business||1956 *||After 1970|| |
|16, North Silver Street, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private||Early 1970s *|| ||Check - may not be the correct person - |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||1 April 1960|| || ||'Aberdeen Society of Architects' p675|
|Builder||18 August 1961|| || ||'Civic Trust Design Awards, 1960 - Results of Competitions in the County Boroughs, The Awards, Scotland' pp304-305 - served as assessor for Kirkcaldy projects|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no4549 (stored under F5174, combined box 61); F no5174 (combined box 61)|