Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Harley Haddow
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: 22 April 1922
Bio Notes: Thomas Harley Haddow was born on 22 April 1922. He studied Engineering full-time at Edinburgh University from 1941 to 1943 and part-time at Heriot-Watt College from 1946 to 1951, during the latter period also undertaking training in the office of civil engineer George Fraser, where he was soon appointed senior assistant. From 1950 to 1959 he assisted at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, whilst also carrying on his own private practice and studying architecture part-time. He visited Holland and Belgium twice in 1958 to study laminated timber and its relationship to architecture, and Stockholm and Copenhagen in 1959 to examine tall buildings. He passed Parts 1 and 2 of the RIBA exams in June 1959, and Part 3, the professional practice exam, in November the same year.

He was admitted ARIBA on 2 February 1960, his proposers being William G Dey, Ian Gordon Lindsay and Robert Hogg Matthew. He then set up his engineering practice, Harley Haddow & Partners. He was elected ARIAS in 1962.

He was elected FRIBA on 5 June 1968, proposed by H E Buteux, Alan Reiach and F A Scrutton. At this time he was working part-time as senior partner, and the firm had two other full-time partners and two associates. His FRIBA papers state that he was architect to the Scottish Special Housing Association, a post for which Buteux claims in his supporting statement to have proposed him, and for whom he was charged with the development of new housing types, as well as some 1400 houses in Arbroath, Fort William, Elgin, Penicuik and Symington. He also served on the Building Standards Advisory Committee and was a member of the councils of the RIAS and of the Agrément(?) Board, as well as of the advisory committee to the Scottish Department of Building Research Stations. He was CEng, FICE, FIStructIE and MConstE.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 324, Lennel Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960 *After 1964 
Item 2 of 329, Chester Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1960 *After 1970 
Item 3 of 3100, Church Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1975 Branch office

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3George Fraser1946Before 1951Apprentice(?)trained under agreement
Item 2 of 3George FraserAfter 19461951Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 3T Harley Haddow & Partners1960After 1975Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect, engineer for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Harold Ernest Buteux5 June 1968for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6William Gordon Dey2 February 1960for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Ian Gordon Lindsay2 February 1960for Associateship
Item 4 of 6Robert Hogg Matthew2 February 1960for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Alan Reiach5 June 1968for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6F A Scrutton5 June 1968for Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 491955Ladywell Church and hallBannockburn StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 491955St Ninian Church of Scotland, LevenhallMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 3 of 491955Storage sheds, workshops and offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 491956St Ninian's Church, BellfieldKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 491957Flats, Great Michael Rise and AnnfieldNewhaven EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 491958Glulam FactoryMuirheads, Grangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 7 of 491960Storage DepotLeith Docks EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 49After 1960Aberdeen Football Club  AberdeenScotlandStand for 3000 seated and 6000 standing, plus restaurant and gym underneath - as architect and engineer
Item 9 of 49After 1960Premises at Straiton Lime WorksStraiton MidlothianScotlandOffices, workshops, storage sheds etc - as architect and consulting engineer
Item 10 of 49After 1960Royal Naval Base, shopping and community centreFaslane DunbartonshireScotlandas architect to SSHA and for Ministry of Defence
Item 11 of 49After 1960SSHA housingFort William Inverness-shireScotlandas architect to SSHA
Item 12 of 49After 1960SSHA housingArbroath AngusScotlandas architect to SSHA
Item 13 of 49After 1960SSHA housingElgin MorayshireScotlandas architect to SSHA
Item 14 of 49After 1960SSHA housingPenicuik MidlothianScotlandas architect to SSHA
Item 15 of 49After 1960SSHA housingSymington AyrshireScotlandas architect to SSHA
Item 16 of 491962Pilot scheme of 70 houses and 4-storey maisonettes on 'Kincorth system'  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 491962Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2 housing, police station, library, schoolsPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandConstruction engineers
Item 18 of 491962St Kentigern's RC Church and PresbyteryClermiston EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 491964Dollan Swimming BathsEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 491965332 units of housing on Kincorth systemBridge of Don and Bucksburn AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 21 of 491966Four tower blocks, Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1Pollokshaws GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 49After 1966Morrison's AcademyCrieff PerthshireScotlandBoys' and girls' primary departments and gymnasium blocks
Item 23 of 491967Commercial centreHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 4919682270 low rise housing units for SSHA   Scotland 
Item 25 of 491968Oban Episcopal Cathedral of St John the DivineOban ArgyllScotlandWorked with Ian Lindsay & Partners - consolidation of foundations, raising of nave floor level, new narthex screenand rooflights along S edge of nave above new screen.
Item 26 of 491969Morrison's AcademyCrieff PerthshireScotlandDomestic science block
Item 27 of 491969St Mary's RC Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandRedevelopment
Item 28 of 49Late 1960sHouses for Hall Developments LtdHouston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 29 of 49Late 1960sHousingDalgety Bay FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 49Late 1960sHousingLaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 31 of 49Late 1960sHousing for Hall DevelopmentsCrook of Devon PerthshireScotland 
Item 32 of 49Late 1960s(?)Housing for Hall Developments  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 491970sEdinburgh Royal Infirmary  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 34 of 491970sHeron House, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandModifications
Item 35 of 491970sHoustoun HouseUphall West LothianScotlandExtensions
Item 36 of 491972Church HallSouth Queensferry West LothianScotland 
Item 37 of 491972H M Naval Dockyard, technical and accoustic workshops and officesRosyth FifeScotland 
Item 38 of 491972Technical and accoustic workshops and offices for DOEStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 39 of 491974Govanhill and Crosshill Burgh HallGovanhill and Crosshill GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 40 of 491974Leith Academy Secondary SchoolLeith EdinburghScotlandUpgrading
Item 41 of 491974RC Church Bathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 42 of 491974Timber frame volume housingHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 43 of 491974Transportable classrooms for Edinburgh Corporation  EdinburghScotland 
Item 44 of 491975Large panel timber system for SSHA   Scotland 
Item 45 of 491975Strathclyde Omnibus Depot, Great Western RoadAnniesland GlasgowScotlandRedevelopment
Item 46 of 491975Timber volume system for R B Farquhar  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 47 of 491977Alness AcademyAlness Ross and CromartyScotlandto 1978 In association with Ross & Cromarty County Council Architects' Department.
Item 48 of 491978Low-rise housing, Citadel PlaceLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 49 of 491988Fort William Swimming PoolFort William Invernss-shireScotlandExtension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, engineer:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp17, p173 Dollan Baths
p46 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2 Photograph
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp228 Pollokshaws CDA Unit 2
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no20638 (stored under F6019); F no6019 (combined box 114)