Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Crawford Stewart Ferguson
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 December 1936
Died: 27 November 2003
Bio Notes: Hugh Crawford Stewart Ferguson was born on 24 December 1936. He studied for the diploma in architecture at Glasgow School of Art and was elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1961. From 1961-63 he worked part-time as assistant in the office of J L Gleave, where he was employed on the University of Glsggow development and Pollokshaws CDA. From 1961-64 he was a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and ran courses on the History of Architecture for the BSc course at the University and the Diplomas in art and architecture.

By 1970 he had been awarded the degree of BArch and a diploma in town planning, all in Glasgow.

From 1964 to at least 1971 he was a lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. He taught courses on the history of architecture and town Planning. At the same time he ran a small private practice. He was part of the multi-disciplinary team of Arvanitakis-Koutsoudakis & Associates in Athens on the development plan for the town of Rethymosos in West Central Crete (population 16,000) for the Ministry of Co-Ordination in Greece. . Panos Arvanitakis of Arvanitakis Associates of London was a university professor and architect. Ferguson was repsonsible for the archaeological and hsitoric buildings survey and conservation proposals on this project.

Ferguson was elected FRIBA in 1971 proposed by Frank Fielden, Tom McKay and Donald Forrester. By this date Ferguson had travelled widely visiting Greek and Roman sites in North Africa (Carthage, Leptis Magna, Cyrene, Sabiathe, and Appollonia) and the principal sites in Upper and Lower Egypt including Karbnak, Thebes, Luxor and Suzah and Sakkara. He had also travelled in Greece in 1962, 63, 65, 66, 67 and 68 where he had visited the principal classical and Byzantine sites.

By 1979 he was FRIAS.

He died on 27 November 2003. His death was reported to the RIAS by Panos Arvanitakis.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 39, Niddrie Square, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 3University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1964  
Item 3 of 354, Terregles Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1965After 1994 

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 1Joseph Lea Gleave19611963Assistant 

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 11961Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 Area APollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAs assistant


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2004v16, no1 Winter issue - death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no7494 (Combined Box 912)