Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Alvis Brogden (Dr)
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Dr William Alvis Brogden is an architectural historian, who took his degree in architecture at North Carolina State University and his doctorate in 18th-century landscape design at Edinburgh. His writing on architectural history and conservation includes the RIAS Architectural Guide for Aberdeen.

Dr Brogden, known by friends as Bill, had a leading role in the NE Group of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS), of which architects John and Marion Donald were members. In 1984, together with the Donalds and Malcolm Mackay, Brogden entered several architectural competitions including the Macleod Centre Iona (entry selected for exhibition in London, New York, Glasgow and Aberdeen). Later that year the collaboration was formalised in the establishment of the Castlegate Design Group to put into practice the conservation principles of the AHSS (this firm ran concurrently with the existing practice of John & Marion Donald).

Castlegate Design Group closed in 2002.

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 1Castlegate Design Group19842002Partner 

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 71984Provost Young's House  AberdeenScotlandRestoration and conversion to flats.
Item 2 of 71985Attitude shopfront, Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 71987Rotunda Place, Polmuir Road  AberdeenScotlandAlterations to facade and extension.
Item 4 of 71988The College of ScalanBraes of Glenlivet BanffshireScotlandRepairs.
Item 5 of 71990sBirse CastleBirse AberdeenshireScotlandReworking of first floor and addition of Baroque stair
Item 6 of 71990Farm cottages, Nethermains of AquhorthiesInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration of derelict farm cottages.
Item 7 of 71996St James' Episcopal ChurchStonehaven KincardineshireScotlandRepairs.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p33

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of John DonaldInformation sent via DSA website