Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alick Walter Gordon Inglis |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||24 February 1918 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Alick Walter Gordon Inglis was born on 24 February 1918 and attended classes at Edinburgh College of Art from September 1935 to July 1938. In September of the latter year he commenced a five-year apprenticeship in the office of John Ross McKay, but his training was interrupted by the outbreak of war. He volunteered for the army on his return from a holiday in South Africa in September 1939, continuing to work in McKay's office until July 1940 when he was called up. His military service commenced in September that year. |
Whilst on active service in 1941 he met G B L Norburn, who would later be one of his proposers for membership of the RIBA. It was Norburn who encouraged him to take up a position in the architectural practice of C M Giles in Kampala, Uganda, at the end of the war, in July 1946, with the expectation that he would eventually succeed to the practice. Inglis passed the RIBA final exam in Nairobi in 1949 and was admitted ARIBA on 2 May 1950 and commenced practice on his own account in Kampala the same year, although whether he took over from Giles or established an office of his own is unclear. He was elevated to FRIBA on 2 February 1960, proposed by Norburn, Basil Spence and John L Hope (whose address was given as Mulago Hospital, Kampala). His nomination papers list a number of buildings carried out in the 1950s for Makerere College/University, as well as various other educational and office projects.
Inglis resigned his RIBA membership in 1992, at which time he was living in Plymouth, Montserrat, West Indies with his wife, both in poor health.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Kampala, Uganda||Business||1946||After 1960|| |
|Plymouth, Montserrat, West Indies||Private||1992 *|| || |
* 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):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|John Ross McKay||September 1938||July 1940||Apprentice|| |
|C M Giles||July 1946||1950||Assistant|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no11574 (stored under F5435, combined box 79); F5435 (combined box 79)|