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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Edinburgh City Council, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business|| || || |
|Lothian Region, Architectural Services, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business|| || || |
|Lothian Region, Architectural Services, Macdonald Road, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business|| || || |
|Marstrand/9, Tantallon Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|James Harry Routledge||7 October 1970||For 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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1965||Scottish Gas Board Headquarters||Gypsybrae, Granton|| ||Edinburgh||Scotland|| |
|1968||Meadowbank Sports Centre|| || ||Edinburgh||Scotland||As Architect in City Architects' Department |
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M||1984||Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland)|| ||Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd||p556-7, 603|
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