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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6184, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 2 of 618, Lochmark Avenue, Drongan, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  
Item 3 of 643, Alder Bank, Mason Hill, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 4 of 610, Barns Terrace, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1979  
Item 5 of 6Cessnock Castle, Galston, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1984 *  
Item 6 of 610, Brewlands Road, Symington, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1994 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly2015SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 

Archive References

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