Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Strang & Partners
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1957
Ended: Before 1964
Bio Notes: Alexander Strang was born in 1916, the son of a farmer, and was educated at Falkirk High School. Around 1933 he was articled to Wilson & Tait, Falkirk, commencing a part-time course at Glasgow School of Architecture which was completed with two years' full-time study. At the end of it he worked for a time with Thomas Harold Hughes before being commissioned in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War. He was admitted ARIBA in 1940.

In 1946 he returned as Chief Housing Architect to Stirling County Council, a post he retained until he commenced his own Stirling practice in 1957. From 1957 he operated as Alexander Strang & Partners, becoming Alex Strang & Associates by 1964. He died in semi-retirement on 1 July 1984, survived by his wife Cathy and their three sons.

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 3Hamish Robertson1950s1960sPartner 
Item 2 of 3Archibald Ferguson1950s1960sPartner 
Item 3 of 3Alexander Strang1957Before 1964Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 91958Garage for Millers Garage (Stirling) LtdStirling StirlingshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 2 of 91959Car showrooms and filling stationDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 91959Golf clubhouseDunblane Perthshire  
Item 4 of 91959Restaurant for Christie RestaurantsStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 5 of 91964Housing developments for the Keystone Housing SocietyDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 91964Housing developments for the Keystone Housing SocietyFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 7 of 91964Industrial EstateFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 8 of 91964Knitwear FactoryTillicoultry ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 9 of 91964Showroom and offices for Towers LtdFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p598
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970