Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Archibald Douglas Holmes |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||28 June 1910 |
|Died: ||26 March 1991 |
|Bio Notes: ||Archibald Douglas Holmes was born on 28 June 1910, the son of Hugh Holmes, tweed merchant, and his wife Mary Margaret Campbell. He served hs articles in the office of Abercrombie & Maitland in Paisley from 1925 to 1930, during this period he studied at Paisley College of Technology (1925-28), at Glasgow School of Art (1928-31) and at the Royal College of Technology (1934-35). |
On completion of his apprenticeship he moved to a post as assistant with Donald John Cameron in Glasgow. In 1934 he moved again to the architects' department of the Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society as architectural assistant where he remained until 1938. In the latter year he took a a post with HM Office of Works in Bishopton, Renfrewshire transferring in 1940 as part of his war duties to the Ministry of Supply, also based in Bishopton.
From 1941 to 1946 he served in the Royal Air Force. On demobilisation he returned to Glasgow and started business on his own account at 79 West Regent Street in Glasgow.
He was elected LRIBA in 1951 proposed by James Steel Maitland, Frank Russell Burnet and William McCrea.
Subsequently William Miller Findlay McDonald joined Holmes in partnership, the practice becoming A D Holmes & McDonald. He retired in 1980 and resigned from the RIBA on 26 November of that year.
He died on 26 March 1991 at his home in Glasgow, survived by his wife Eliza Jane Thomson and his son who lived in Giffnock.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|149, Deanston Drive, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||Before 1970||1991|| |
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Frank Russell Burnet||11 December 1951||For Licentiateship|
|James Steel Maitland||12 November 1951||For Licentiateship|
|William McCrea||11 December 1951||For Licentiateship|
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||6 March 1953|| || ||p380|
|RIAS Newsletter||May 1991||v2, no9|| ||Death note|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers||L6494 (Box 143)|| |