Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alan Douglas
Born: 18 April 1918
Died: 19 July 1974
Bio Notes: Alan Douglas was born on 18 April 1918, the son of Robert James Douglas, clerk, and his wife, Christina Grace Niven. He served a five-year apprenticeship under Alexander Lorne Campbell while attending part-time classes at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1935, and undertook two subsequent years of full-time study to gain his diploma in June 1942. He was admitted ARIBA on 13 April 1943, his proposers being Leslie Grahame-Thomson, William Innes Thomson and Frank Charles Mears.

By 1950 he had a salaried post with the Department of Health for Scotland. He is no longer listed in the Directory for 1963-4. He would appear to have given up architecture in the early 1960s and become a dental technician.

Douglas died on 19 July 1974. He was divorced (his wife was Margaret Brown).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Department of Health for Scotland, York Buildings, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950  
Item 2 of 236, Catherinefield Crescent, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  

* 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 2Alexander Lorne Campbell19351940Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)1950 * Architect 

* 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 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears13 April 1943for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)13 April 1943for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson13 April 1943for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1954RIBA 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 A no8191 (combined box 205)