Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harold Alan Wightman
Designation: Architect
Died: 10 August 2015
Bio Notes: Harold Alan Wightman studied for the Diploma in architecture at the Architecture Association and for the Dip CD at University College London. He was admitted ARIBA in 1952. He moved from Farmer & Dark to join the practice of Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall in 1957 and was a made a partner prior to 1970.

Wightman died on 10 August 2015.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 414, Princes Gardens, West Acton, London, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 2 of 4Hawkhill House, Hawkhill Place, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessc. 1964 *  
Item 3 of 4Balallan House/24, Allan Park, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1964  
Item 4 of 410, Piper Row, Kinross, Kinross-shire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 4Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)19571961Architect 
Item 2 of 4Farmer & DarkBefore 1957 Architect 
Item 3 of 4Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)19611970Architect 
Item 4 of 4Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)1970 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 14 Guitar FactoryMuir of Ord Ross & CromartyScotland 
Item 2 of 14 Ski Lodge for Cairngorm Chairlift CompanyAviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 141958Ninewells Hospital and Medical School  DundeeScotlandArchitect in charge
Item 4 of 141960sTurnhouse Airport  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 5 of 141964University of Strathclyde, Colville Building (Departments of Civil Engineering and Metallurgy)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 141966University of Stirling, including library and landscapingStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 7 of 141971Industrialised Building Project (IBP) housing projectGurgi Tripoli (near)Libya 
Item 8 of 141971(?)Paisley College of TechnologyPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 141972Opera House site  EdinburghScotlandScheme for pyramidal opera house
Item 10 of 141979Electronics Factory for Burroughs CorporationLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 11 of 141979International Business Machines (IBM) FactoryGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 12 of 14Before 1979Housing for the Link Housing Association  EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 141984Office for architectural practice, Dean VillageDean Village EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 141990Falkirk Sheriff CourtFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28 Ninewells Hospital
Item 2 of 6Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp259-261,300-1,442
Item 3 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 6Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p52-55 University of Stirling
p92-5 Ninewells Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman13 August 2015  Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Euan ColamInterview of Euan Colam by Kirsten McKee 3 December 2008
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership