Basic Biographical Details

Name: Allan Aitken
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 January 1916
Died: 27 September 2003
Bio Notes: Allan Aitken was born on 19 January 1916, the son of Robert Aitken, civil servant, and his wife, Margaret Clinkscale Allan. He studied for the Diploma in Architecture at Aberdeen and was admitted ARIBA in 1948. He subsequently took a post with the Ministry of Works in Edinburgh. He remained with them until at least 1979 when his office was in Argyle House.

He died on 27 September 2003 at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. He was survived by his second wife, Mary Judy Pennett, a retired personal assistant.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 511, Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 2003 
Item 2 of 582, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1948  
Item 3 of 5122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 4 of 5Flat 14/451, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 5 of 53, Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1979 *  

* 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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)  Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register