Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Stark Reid Waugh
Born: 10 January 1906
Died: 11 June 2002
Bio Notes: David Stark Reid Waugh was born on 10 January 1906, the son of George Waugh, minister of the Church of Scotland, and his wife Jane Hogg. He was articled to John Burnet, Son & Dick on 1 September 1924, studying at the Glasgow School of Architecture. He travelled in Normandy from 19 August to 10 September 1928 and received his diploma on 10 June the following year, entitling him to an exemption from the RIBA final examinations. He passed the professional practice exam on 9 July 1929 in Edinburgh, and was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year, his proposers being Norman Aitken Dick, James Miller and John Watson. At that time he was still working for the Burnet, Son & Dick firm, where he had remained as a draughtsman after completing his apprenticeship.

He later taught at the Glasgow School of Architecture, and in 1938 entered into partnership with Thomas Harold Hughes, who had been teaching there since 1922 and for whom he had been working as an assistant. Ill health forced Hughes to retire from the partnership in 1942 but the Hughes & Waugh name appears to have remained in use until at least the time of Hughes's death in 1949. By 1957 Waugh was working as D S Waugh & Associates.

He resigned his RIBA membership at the end of 1970. He died on 11 June 2002 at Ferryfield House, Pilton Drive, Edinburgh. His wife Evelyn Frances Fell or Taylor had predeceased him but he was survived by his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 61, Maitland Avenue, Langside, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1929 *  
Item 2 of 6Douglas Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1938(?) *  
Item 3 of 612, Tynwald Avenue, Burnside, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 4 of 6206, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1949(?)  
Item 5 of 6217, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1949  
Item 6 of 644, Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1949  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Burnet, Son & Dick1 September 19241929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Burnet, Son & Dick1929 * Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 6Thomas Harold HughesAfter 19291938Assistant 
Item 4 of 6T Harold Hughes & D S R Waugh19381949Partner 
Item 5 of 6D S R Waugh & Associated Architects1949 Partner 
Item 6 of 6D S Waugh & Associates1957 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Norman Aitken DickLate 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James MillerLate 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonLate 1929for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 91936University of Glasgow, Institute of Chemistry  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 91939University of Glasgow, Reading Room  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 91949Dollar Academy, Science and Domestic Science block, northern extensionsDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandLayout of extensions continued after Hughes' death
Item 4 of 91949Dollar Academy, Science and Domestic Science block, northern extensionsDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandLayout of extension begun
Item 5 of 91949Glasgow University, Inorganic Chemistry Block  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 91949Glasgow University, new surgical building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 91955Singer Manufacturing Company WorksKilbowie DunbartonshireScotlandNew recreation building
Item 8 of 91957Dollar Academy, Playfair blockDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandN extension to Playfair block
Item 9 of 91957Dollar Academy, Science and Domestic Science block, northern extensionsDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandExtensions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp140

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4439 (combined box 14)