Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Inglis
Born: 16 May 1924
Died: 2 July 1988
Bio Notes: Thomas Inglis was born on 16 May 1924, the son of Thomas Inglis, medical practitioner and his wife Elzabeth Sneddon. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1944. He studied architecture at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. From 1949 to 1951 he was a junior assistant with Lorimer & Matthew, moving the following year to the practice of David Carr & Stuart Matthew as senior assistant. He carried out a number of projects while in this practice, particularly in the south of Scotland including work on the National Institution for the War Blinded at Linburn. Inglis was admitted ARIBA in 1950.

He joined J & F Johnston in 1957 as senior architect and became a partner in January 1959. He was primarily responsible for the extensive educational programme of work undertaken by the practice which included further education complexes, elementary and primary schools. James S Johnston who wrote a reference in Inglis' Fellowship Nomination Form draws attention in particular to the complex at Sighthill which comprised the College of Commerce, a sports hall and a Technical College. From the brief stage Inglis sketch plannned and designed the buildings in conjunction with Local Authority Architects and Directors of Education. He was also responsible for the working drawings, negotiations and site supervision. A number of assistants in the practice were under his control. In addition to local work he supervised work in Aberdeen, Dundee and Dumbarton. He was also responsible for the commercial work of the practice.

Inglis was elected FRIBA in 1968, his proposers for the latter being James Stewart Johnston, John Holt and David Malcolm Hall.

Outwith his professional life he enjoyed a number of hobbies including gardening in which he was an expert, photography and foreign travel. After his retirement in 1982 he was able to spend more time developing these interests.

He died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 2 July 1988. He was survived by his wife, Eve Aiton Lochhead and his two daughters.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 23, Winton Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1948 *After 1950 
Item 2 of 211, Bramdean Rise, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1968 *1980s 

* 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 5Lorimer & Matthew19491951Junior Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Carr & Matthew19521957Senior Architect 
Item 3 of 5J & F JohnstonFebruary 19571959Senior Architect 
Item 4 of 5J & F JohnstonJanuary 19591961Partner 
Item 5 of 5J & F Johnston & Partners1961 PartnerUntil retirement


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3David Malcolm Hall2 October 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3John Holt2 October 1968For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3James Stewart Johnston2 October 1968For Fellowship

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 821959Ainslie Park High SchoolPilton EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 821960sGolden Wonder Crisps Factory  EdinburghScotlandExtensions to factory
Item 3 of 821960Goldbergs department store  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 82c. 196012 York Place  EdinburghScotlandRear addition
Item 5 of 821961Esk Valley Technical College, LugtonLugton, Dalkeith MidlothianScotlandAs partner in charge
Item 6 of 821961Golden Wonder crisps factoryBroxburn West LothianScotlandNew Build
Item 7 of 821963Telectra House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 821964Roxburghe Hotel  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction - total cost 250,000
Item 9 of 821964St David's High SchoolDalkeith MidlothianScotlandPartner in charge
Item 10 of 821966Ardler Primary School  DundeeScotland 
Item 11 of 821966Car showroom and repair shop for James Ross & Sons  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 821966Central Area Redvelopment with shopping precinct, Regent StreetHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 821966Engineering works for Brown Brothers & Co Ltd  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction after fire damage of light engineering factory, including office block, drawing offices and workshops.
Item 14 of 821966Housing, BonnyriggBonnyrigg MidlothianScotland 
Item 15 of 821966Housing, SpencerfieldInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 16 of 821966Housing, StoneyburnStoneyburn West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 821966Industrial EstateBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 18 of 82c. 1966College of CommerceSighthill EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge
Item 19 of 821967Ainslie Park High SchoolPilton EdinburghScotlandBoys' Vocational Unit
Item 20 of 821967Bottling plant for Arthur Bell & Son, East MainsBroxburn West LothianScotland 
Item 21 of 821967Finance House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 821968Comprehensive SchoolSouth Queensferry West LothianScotlandPartner in charge
Item 23 of 82c. 1968Factory, Golden Wonder crisp manufacturer   HollandNew storage facility
Item 24 of 82c. 1968New office block for insurance company  EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 821969Stevenson CollegeSighthill EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge?
Item 26 of 821970sAbbeyhill HousingAbbeyhill EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 821970sAirport base for Danair  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 821970sApacte Base for Santa FeLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 821970sBank of Scotland, New Pitsligo branchNew Pitsligo AberdeenshireScotlandRenovation
Item 30 of 821970sBottling plant for Pentland Bonding and GlobeLoanhead MidlothianScotland 
Item 31 of 821970sCala Homes Headquarters  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 821970sDevanha Gardens Nursing Home  AberdeenScotlandExtension
Item 33 of 821970sEngineering, research, training unit, dormitories, squash courts for Comex  AberdeenScotland 
Item 34 of 821970sFactory for Edinburgh CrystalPenicuik West LothianScotland 
Item 35 of 821970sFactory unit for Standard LifePortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 36 of 821970sFactory unit for Standard Life, Belleknowes Industrial EstateInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 37 of 821970sGarage for SMTDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 38 of 821970sHarlaw HouseInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 39 of 821970sHeadquarters for Wharton Williams Diving Dyce AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 40 of 821970sHeavy Goods Vehicle depot  AberdeenScotland 
Item 41 of 821970sHopefield Terrace DevelopmentLeith Edinburgh Scotland 
Item 42 of 821970sIndustrial Estate Portobello EdinburghScotlandPlanning of estate
Item 43 of 821970sOffices and warehousing for Farquhar Builders  AberdeenScotland 
Item 44 of 821970sOffshore modules for Ninian Northern Platforms  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 45 of 821970sOperations Centre for Lockheed PetroleumLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 46 of 821970sOperations Centre for Santa FeLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 47 of 821970sPipeline Spooling Base for Santa FeLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 48 of 821970sPrivate housing for Bacal  EdinburghScotland 
Item 49 of 821970sPrivate housing for ThainCraigmounthill EdinburghScotland 
Item 50 of 821970sPrivate housing for Whatlings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 51 of 821970sPrivate housing for WhatlingsErskine RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 52 of 821970sPrivate housing for Whatlings   Bahrain 
Item 53 of 821970sPrivate housing for Whatlings  Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates 
Item 54 of 821970sRetail outlet for Comet Radiovision  EdinburghScotland 
Item 55 of 821970sRetail outlet for Comet Radiovision  DundeeScotland 
Item 56 of 821970sStandard Life offices  AberdeenScotland 
Item 57 of 821970sTimberland shopElgin MorayshireScotlandAlterations
Item 58 of 821970sTimberland shop  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 59 of 821970sUnderwater instrumentation base  AberdeenScotland 
Item 60 of 821970sWestings HotelLerwick (near)MainlandShetlandScotlandAlterations and extension
Item 61 of 821975Leith Nautical College and halls of residence  EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge
Item 62 of 82After 1975Sheltered housing for Roxburgh District CouncilKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 63 of 82After 1975Town centre developmentKelso RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration and conservation
Item 64 of 82Before 1975Factory for William Thyne (Plastics)Penicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 65 of 82Before 1975Fox Covert Primary School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 66 of 82Before 1975Glass & furniture warehouse for MacGregor & Co.  EdinburghScotland 
Item 67 of 82Before 1975Offices for Lloyds & Scottish  EdinburghScotland 
Item 68 of 82Before 1975Primary SchoolPrestonpans East LothianScotland 
Item 69 of 82Before 1975Private housing for Albert ThainBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 70 of 82Before 1975Private housing for Albert ThainCurrie EdinburghScotland 
Item 71 of 82Before 1975Showrooms and workshops for Ford  DundeeScotland 
Item 72 of 82Before 1975Showrooms and workshops for Ford  EdinburghScotland 
Item 73 of 82Before 1975Showrooms and workshops for FordPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 74 of 82Before 1975Showrooms and workshops for FordKendal CumbriaEngland 
Item 75 of 82Before 1975Whitfield Primary SchoolWhitfield DundeeScotland 
Item 76 of 821980Headquarters for Arthur Bell & Sons, whisky blenders, CherrybankPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 77 of 82Before 1981Base for Instrumentation and Kingsnorth Drilling  AberdeenScotland 
Item 78 of 82Before 1981Base for Instrumentation and Kingsnorth Drilling  AberdeenScotland 
Item 79 of 82Before 1981Hotel for First Hospitality Corporation of America  AberdeenScotland 
Item 80 of 82Before 1981Meadowhead Farm for M Williams  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 81 of 82Before 1981Timberland shopInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 82 of 82Before 1981Warehousing for G & J Investments  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp127
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Prospect1988No35 Autumn, p17
Item 2 of 2Scotsman18 August 1988  Obituary

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 F no 6373 (Combined Box 135)