Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Edward Higgins
Designation: Architect
Born: 1878
Bio Notes: Henry Edward Higgins was born in 1878, son of the Glasgow architect Henry Higgins of Boucher & Higgins and his wife Jane Allan Campbell. He was apprenticed, probably to his father, from 1901 to 1906, studying at Glasgow School of Art. When James Boucher died in 1906, the elder Henry continued to practise alone, Henry Edward remaining with him for one year as draughtsman and for a further four as chief assistant. He was elected LRIBA a few months after his father, in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects.. Both Higgins lived in Bearsden, the father at Rosengarten and the son at Coila, and the practice was based at 248 West George Street, Glasgow. He continued the practice after his father's death in 1922.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Coila, Bearsden, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 2248, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Boucher & Higgins19011906Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Henry Higgins19061907Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 4Henry Higgins19071911Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Henry Higgins1911 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 81901Darvel Board SchoolDarvel AyrshireScotlandWon competition to secure job - given as winner (rather than practice) or his father
Item 2 of 8After 1901ChurchElvanfoot LanarkshireScotlandAs apprentice/assistant
Item 3 of 8After 1901Milngavie SchoolMilngavie DunbartonshireScotlandAs apprentice/assistant
Item 4 of 8After 1901Newmilns SchoolNewmilns AyrshireScotlandAs apprentice/assistant
Item 5 of 8After 1901Royal HotelInnellan/Inellan ArgyllScotlandAs apprentice/assistant
Item 6 of 8After 1901Temple Public School  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant?
Item 7 of 8After 1901VillasBearsden GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice/assistant
Item 8 of 81904Ayr Pavilion, Low GreenAyr AyrshireScotlandPlaced second in competition


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v18 no1333