Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alan Douglas
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 April 1918
Died: 19 July 1974
Bio Notes: Alan Douglas was born on 18 April 1918, the son of Robert James Douglas, clerk, and his wife, Christina Grace Niven. He served a five-year apprenticeship under Alexander Lorne Campbell while attending part-time classes at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1935, and undertook two subsequent years of full-time study to gain his diploma in June 1942. He was admitted ARIBA on 13 April 1943, his proposers being Leslie Grahame-Thomson, William Innes Thomson and Frank Charles Mears.

By 1950 he had a salaried post with the Department of Health for Scotland. He is no longer listed in the Directory for 1963-4. He would appear to have given up architecture in the early 1960s and become a dental technician.

Douglas died on 19 July 1974. He was divorced (his wife was Margaret Brown).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Department of Health for Scotland, York Buildings, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950  
Item 2 of 236, Catherinefield Crescent, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  

* 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 2Alexander Lorne Campbell19351940Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)1950 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears13 April 1943for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)13 April 1943for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson13 April 1943for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8191 (combined box 205)