Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Harvey
Designation: Architect
Born: 1878
Died: 28 September 1944
Bio Notes: Hugh Harvey was born in 1878, the son of Hugh Harvey, carrier, and his wife, Elizabeth McQueen. He was articled to John Armour of Irvine in 1893. He studied at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow under Charles Gourlay, receiving tuition in sanitary engineering from Gilbert Thompson and in civil engineering from Professor Moneur. He spent his summer holidays sketching and measuring old buildings in England and Scotland.

Harvey remained with the same firm thereafter, initially as assistant and from 1922 as a partner, although the practice continued to be known as J & J Armour, the title adopted when Armour had taken his son, John Armour junior, into partnership in 1903. Harvey was registered as an architect on 19 December 1933 and was admitted LRIBA on 13 April 1943, his proposers being William Cowie, James Houston and John Armour junior. At that time he was still a partner in the Armour firm.

He died on 28 September 1944 at his home in Irvine. He was survived to his wife Mary Frew.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Braemar, Mill Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate 1944Is this the same as above address?
Item 2 of 3Braemar/16, Annick Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1943 *  
Item 3 of 3Bridgegate, Irvine, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1943 *  

* 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 4John Armour (senior)1893c. 1898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4John Armour (senior)c. 18981 January 1903Assistant 
Item 3 of 4J & J Armour1 January 19031922Assistant 
Item 4 of 4J & J Armour1922After 1943Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Armour (junior)13 April 1943for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Cowie13 April 1943for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3James Houston13 April 1943for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5398 (combined box 76)