Basic Biographical Details

Name: Dennis Alexander Forder
Designation: Architect
Born: 1924
Died: 11 September 2015
Bio Notes: Dennis Alexander Forder was born in 1924. He studied for the diploma in architecture at the Northern Polytechnic. He was elected ARIBA in 1951. He worked for Fife County Education Architects Department in the 1950s and early 1960s. He was elected ARIAS in 1964.

In the mid-1960s he would appear to have moved to work for the City Architect's Department in Edinburgh or Midlothian County. By 1979 he was working for Lothian Regional Council Architectural Services. In the 1980s he seems to have been running a small private practice from his home in Balerno. He is not listed in 1994.

Forder died on 11 September 2015.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 370, Farm Road, Winchmore Hill, London, EnglandPrivate1954 *  
Item 2 of 3The Birks, Tarvit Avenue, Cupar, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1960 *  
Item 3 of 32, Horsburgh Grove, Balerno, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1965 *After 1984 

* 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 3Fife County Education Architect's Department1950s1960sAssistant 
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Mid 1960s ArchitectOr perhaps Midlothian County Architects Department?
Item 3 of 3Lothian Region Department of Architectural Services1979 Architect 

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 21957Kirkcaldy High School, Technical and Elementary SchoolsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAdditions - as joint project architect with Fife County Education Architects Department
Item 2 of 21966Kirkcaldy High School, Technical and Elementary SchoolsKirkcaldy FifeScotlandnew building - joint project architect with J E G Halford and Fife County Education Architects Department


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 2 of 4RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Gavin McConnell May 2012Information sent to Yvonne Hillyard  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership