Basic Biographical Details

Name: Hugh Ross
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 May 1911
Died: 3 January 1989
Bio Notes: Hugh Ross was born on 14 May 1911, the son of Hugh Ross, steelworker, and his wife Fanny Harriet Adams. The younger Hugh Ross served his apprenticeship with Balfour & Stewart from November 1928 to March 1934, attending evening classes at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1931 to 1933. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art in 1934-6, passed the intermediate exam in 1938, and returned to the GSA to complete his diploma studies in the same year. There he took the final exam on 15 June 1940, and he was admitted ARIBA on 12 November that year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Andrew Balfour and Thomas James Beveridge. By that time he was working for the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Architect's Department, still in Glasgow.

He married Mary Spence Miller, and appears to have lived most or all of his life in Motherwell. He retired before 1971 and resigned from the RIBA in late 1972. He died at Avondale Nursing Home, Motherwell on 3 January 1989.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 374, Parkhead Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1940 *  
Item 2 of 329, Crawford Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 19721989usual residence at time of death
Item 3 of 314, Catherine Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateLate 1972 *  

* 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 2Balfour & StewartNovember 1928March 1934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)1940 *  role unclear

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Balfour12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Johnston Beveridge12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes12 November 1940for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7731 (combined box 197)