Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Inglis & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1950
Bio Notes: Alexander Inglis was born on 22 January 1877. He was the nephew of the Hawick joiner-architect John Inglis, to whom he was initially apprenticed. He was subsequently articled to James Pearson Alison, probably as providing more varied experience, from August 1891 until 1896, and remained there as an assistant, studying under the South Kensington Schools and spending his holidays and spare time visiting the Borders abbeys; later travels took him to France and Spain. By 1900 he had become an extremely competent designer in the Lorimer mode and had his work illustrated in 'The Builder'. In January 1901 he moved to the office of Leadbetter & Fairley in Edinburgh, where he worked on as yet unidentified mansions in Ayrshire and at Slateford, but he left at the end of the same year to return to Hawick following the death of his uncle and his inheritance of the joinery business, which he continued as both architect and contractor from the beginning of 1902. It was around this time that he married Jane Miller Cooper.

He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being James McLellan Fairley, Thomas Forbes Maclennan and James Bow Dunn. By that time he had established a Building Construction course in Hawick which had been taken over by the School Board there.

In 1936 Charles F J Turnbull was articled to Inglis; he became his partner in 1950, the practice becoming Alexander Inglis & Partners.

Inglis died in 1964.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Hawick, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate1950  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles Frederick John Turnbull1950 Partner 
Item 2 of 2Alexander Inglis19501964(?)Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp105