Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert George Andrew Duguid
Born: 6 October 1884
Bio Notes: Robert George Andrew Duguid was born on 6 October 1884 and was articled to William Liddle Duncan of Turriff for four years from August 1899. He remained for a further seven years as assistant, studying at Robert Gordon's College in 1909 and 1910. In August of the latter year he commenced practice on his own account at 26 Marischal Street, Peterhead.

He served in the armed forces in France, Belgium and Germany from 1915 to 1920, and on his return joined the staff of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland as an architectural assistant and surveyor. In 1923 he moved to Belfast to join the Ministry of Finance Works Department in the Government of Northern Ireland, working as an assistant under Roland Ingleby Smith on schools, barracks and other public buildings. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being Smith, R H Gibson and Edwin Riddell Kennedy. Duguid remained in Northern Ireland until at least the 1950s. James Edwin Duguid who shared his address was probably his son or even grandson. He studied architecture at Sheffield and was elected ARIBA in 1956. There is no entry for the older Duguid after 1950.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 226, Marischal Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusinessAugust 19101915 
Item 2 of 28, Ophir Gardens, Chichester Park, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1930 *After 1950 

* 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 4William Liddle DuncanAugust 18991903Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Liddle Duncan19031910Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)19201923Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Ministry of Finance Architect's Department, (or Department of Works & Public Buildings) Government of Northern Ireland1923After 1930Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Hanna GibsonEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Edwin Riddell KennedyEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Roland Ingleby SmithEarly 1931for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

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 L no3664 (box 14)