Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alistair Irving Haughan |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||20 November 1938 |
|Died: ||10 January 2015 |
|Bio Notes: ||Alistair Irving Haughan was born in Ayrshire on 20 November 1938. He was educated at Ardrossan Academy and studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art, where he won a measured drawing prize at the age of eighteen. |
After a spell working with a private firm he moved in 1961 to a post with Ayr Council Council, but left in 1965 to work in Zambia, a year after the country’s independence and won a competition for the design of the new Secretariat’s building which housed the President’s offices. He subsequently moved to Cape Town. He was elected ARIBA in 1967.
He returned to Scotland in 1968 and re-joined Ayr County Council where he became the leader of a team specialising in educational buildings. In 1974 he was appointed Chief Architect of Kyle & Carrick District Council, a post which he held until December 1990. His department undertook a wide range of work and received recognition for his work on disabled access and a Stone Federation Award for the restoration of Tam o’ Shanter’s bridge, the Brig O’ Doon in Alloway.
In retirement he rekindled his interest in art and returned to Ardrossan Academy to study art, calligraphy and art history. He also enjoyed fishing particularly for trout and salmon in Scotland and further afield and he became keen on fly tying. He worked as a volunteer for the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals for 14 years. He had wide interests and a retentive memory and commented that ‘an architect during his career came to know more and more about less and less until he knew everything about nothing’.
He died on 10 January 2015, survived by his wife Barbara, his son and grandson.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|184, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||c. 1960|| || |
|18, Lochmark Avenue, Drongan, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||1965 *|| || |
|43, Alder Bank, Mason Hill, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
|10, Barns Terrace, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||1979|| || |
|Cessnock Castle, Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||1984 *|| || |
|10, Brewlands Road, Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland||Private||1994 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1961||Kalendar 1960-61|| || || |
|RIBA||1965||The RIBA Kalendar|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|RIBA||1984||RIBA Directory of members|| || || |
|RIBA||1994||A Directory of RIBA Members|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Quarterly||2015||Spring||Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |