Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alexander Tough |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||30 May 1907 |
|Died: ||16 August 1983 |
|Bio Notes: ||Alexander Tough was born on 30 May 1907, the son of Alexander Tough, executive officer, and his wife Christina Emslie Duncan. He commenced his studies on the diploma course at Aberdeen School of Architecture in September 1922. He was articled to A Marshall Mackenzie & Son from August 1924 until August 1927, remaining as an assistant for a further year before returning to the School to study on the post-diploma course. He passed the qualifying exam in July 1929 and received his diploma two months later, whereupon he returned to the Marshall Mackenzie practice. He left in January 1930, seemingly in order to join the London branch of the practice, Wigglesworth & Mackenzie. He was admitted ARIBA in mid-1930, his proposers being Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie, Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth and Percy Burnell Tubbs. |
By 1955 Tough had a post with the Ministry of Works in London. In 1960 he was working in HM Ministry of Works in Singapore. By 1970 he had returned to Scotland and had a post in the City Architect's Department in Aberdeen.
Tough died on 16 August 1983. He had been married twice: first to Dorothea (surname not known) and second to Dorothy Jean Milne who survived him.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|179, Forrest Avenue, Aberdeen, Scotland||Private|| ||1983|| |
|9, Endsleigh Gardens, London, England||Private||1930 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1955||Kalendar 1954-1955|| || || |
|RIBA||1960||The RIBA Kalendar 1959-1960||1959-1960|| || |
|RIBA||1965||The RIBA Kalendar|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|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 no4502 (combined box 18)|