Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Adrian Hope
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 June 1918
Died: 16 January 1986
Bio Notes: Charles Adrian Hope (known as Charlie) was born on 9 June 1918, the son of Adrian James Robert hope, civil engineer, and his wife Jessica Newall Welsh (nee McLellan). He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1949. He was an assistant in the office of Basil Spence in the 1950s and was involved in the Coventry competition.

He died on 16 January 1986 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, survived by his wife, Susan Elizabeth Rona Kruse (who has subsequently died). His son registered his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 123, Ann Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *1986 

* 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 1Basil Spence & Partners1950s Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 41950Alvie Parish ChurchAlvie Inverness-shireScotlandResponsible for internal alterations and refurbishment while working for Basil Spence & Partners.
Item 2 of 41950Secondary School, DuncanrigWestwood, East Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAs assistant to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 3 of 41951Coventry CathedralCoventry WarwickshireEngland 
Item 4 of 41952Scottish School of Art & IndustryKilsyth StirlingshireScotlandCompletion of project, working for Basil Spence & Partners


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp96-7 Kilsyth Academy
p96 Duncanrig Secondary School
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

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 2Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010)