Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert ('Bob') Corson Tupman
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 January 1926
Died: 6 June 1991
Bio Notes: Robert ('Bob') Corson Tupman was born on 17 January 1926, the son of James Tupman, senior executive officer at HM Register House and his wife Mildred Bruce Morton. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1945-48. He continued his architectural studies privately while working for the Ministry of Works. He passed the special final exam of the RIBA and was elected ARIBA in 1959. He was elected ARIAS in 1961, proposed by Alexander Esme Gordon, William Gordon Dey and Ralph Cowan. He remained with the Ministry and rose to the position of principal architect in PSA. In 1979 he was working with the PSA in Argyle House, Lady Lawson Street. He is still listed in the 1987 directory but at his home address.

He died on 6 June 1991, survived by his wife Emily Bald Archibald ('Millie') who had beena Higher Executive Officer with the Civil Service.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 323, Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950  
Item 2 of 34, Observatory Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1953After 1955 
Item 3 of 317, Baird Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1961 *1997 

* 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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Late 1940sAfter 1979Assistant 

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 19 December 1966General Post Office (GPO) Telephone Exchange, Anderson CrossAnderson Cross GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 6RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building9 December 1966  p151

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership