Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh McMaster
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 May 1909
Died: 23 February 1986
Bio Notes: Hugh McMaster was born on 9 May 1909. He was articled to Ninian MacWhannell. He took the certificate course at Glasgow School of Art, attending evening classes while working in McWhannell's office during the day. He was exempted from the RIBA Intermediate Exam. His permanent address was Lomond Bank, Argyll Park, Alexandria in 1939. He was as Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects at that date. By 1940, the date of his admission to the RIBA proposed by Leonard Causer (?), William Aitken Thomson and J R White (?), he had experience of private offices, one in Glasgow (presumably that of Ninian MacWhannell) one in Newcastle and the Education Office in Northallerton.

McMaster remained in England and at the time of his death on 23 February 1986 was living in Sale, Cheshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 33, Westmorland Road, Sale, Cheshire, EnglandBusiness 1986 
Item 2 of 3Lomond Bank, Argyll Park, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 3 of 3c/o Borland/9, Hambleton Avenue, Northallerton, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1940 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Ninian MacwhannellAugust 1927 Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Aitken Thomson16 April 1940Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7546 (Combined Box 195)