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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Riddell Hughes
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 March 1932
Died: 14 March 21010
Bio Notes: Thomas Riddell Hughes was born on 24 March 1932 in Glasgow, the son of Thomas Hughes, journeyman ship painter and his wife Diana. He was Dux of his school at secondary level and then studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art. He took a post with the Scottish Gas Board, Architects' Department in the earlier 1960s and then moved to the City Architects' Department (subsequently Lothian Region) in Edinburgh in the later 1960s. He was initially Depute Director of Architecture to Ken Cottier and followed him as Director. On Hughes' retirement in 1994 the post was taken by Duncan Braydon.

Hughes was married (Marlene Graham Hughes) and has four children, though none became architects.

Hughes died on 14 March 2010.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City Council, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4Lothian Region, Architectural Services, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 3 of 4Lothian Region, Architectural Services, Macdonald Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 4 of 4Marstrand/9, Tantallon Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, 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 2Scottish Gas Board ArchitectsEarly 1960s Architect 
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Late 1960s Architect 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Harry Routledge7 October 1970For Fellowship

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 21965Scottish Gas Board HeadquartersGypsybrae, Granton EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 21968Meadowbank Sports Centre  EdinburghScotlandAs Architect in City Architects' Department


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp556-7, 603


© All rights reserved. Courtesy of Linda Hughes. 

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of Linda Hughes.