Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Douglas Adam |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||19 May 1907 |
|Died: ||29 April 1986 |
|Bio Notes: ||John Douglas Adam was born on 19 May 1907 and entered the office of Thomas Walker Clark on 21 November 1927, attending evening classes at Dundee Technical College from the following year. From January to March 1930 he worked in the office of T H Hogg, Burgh Engineer of Arbroath, and in April joined the firm of Gordon & Scrymgeour, Dundee, continuing to study at Dundee Technical College. He passed the intermediate RIBA exam in Edinburgh in June 1932 and entered the employment of the London County Council on 2 October 1932. He continued his formal training for a short period with evening classes at Regent Street Polytechnic. |
Adam passed part of the final exam in July 1935 after evening studies at home and six months' preparatory correspondence with L Stuart Stanley. Stanley was among his proposers for admittance as ARIBA On 30 November 1936, the others being Henry Hyams and another whose name is difficult to decipher but appears to be Edwin Williams. At that time he was still working in the LCC Architects' Department.
He died on 29 April 1986; immediately prior to his death he had been living at Windrush Cottage, Brechin Road, Montrose.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Avondale Hotel, Tavistock Place, London WC1, England||Private||1936 *|| || |
|Windrush Cottage, Brechin Road, Montrose, Angus, Scotland||Private||Early 1986 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Henry Hyams||30 November 1936||for Associateship|
|Leslie Stuart Stanley||30 November 1936||for Associateship|
|Edwin Williams||30 November 1936(?)||for Associateship (unclear signature - may be a misreading)|
|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 no 6114 (combined box 120)|