Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David Ferguson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||26 January 1909 |
|Died: ||2 August 1995 |
|Bio Notes: ||David Ferguson was born on 26 January 1909, the son of James Ferguson, sawmill labourer, and his wife Ellen Gilmour. From August 1924 to August 1929 he was articled to Peter Sinclair of Methil while at the same time taking the evening course in building construction at Buckhaven Technical School and Heriot Watt College. |
In 1929 he took a post as junior assistant with Fife Education Authority and studied architectural design at the evening course in Edinburgh College of Art. The following year he moved to a similar post with Alexander Mair of Ayr, being promoted to senior assistant in due course. He remained with Mair until December 1939 then moved again to become senior assistant with Sam Bunton in Glasgow.
At the outbreak of the Second World War Ferguson was appointed to the civilian staff of the Chief Royal Engineer working as War Department Valuer. A year later, in December 1940 he was appointed architect and surveyor with Scottish Aviation Ltd. In March 1944 he commenced practice in partnership with John Vallance Stevenson in Ayr.
He was admitted LRIBA in 1956. He continued in partnership with Stevenson until his retirement in 1979. He terminated his membership of the RIBA in 1984.
He died at Biggart Hospital Prestwick, aged 86 on 2 August 1995. His wife, Elizabeth Ritchie Blane(?) had predeceased him but he was survived by his son and grandchildren.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|6, Carrick Gardens, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private|| ||1995|| |
|16, Chalmers Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||c. 1950||After 1972|| |
|20, Wellington Square, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Business||1956|| || |
|17, Barns Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Business||1970 *||After 1979|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|James Andrew Carrick||19 June 1956||For Licentiateship|
|Robert Govan Lindsay||19 June 1956||For Licentiateship|
|Gabriel Steel||19 June 1956||For Licentiateship|
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1960||The RIBA Kalendar 1959-1960||1959-1960|| || |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Newsletter||February 1996||v7, no1|| ||Death notice|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of Edward Bruce||Information sent via 'Contact Us' on website|| ||Sent December 2015. (Mr Bruce was a friend of Ferguson's son)|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers||L no6712 (Box 155)|| |