Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Hunter
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 March 1912
Died: 21 May 1979(?)
Bio Notes: James Hunter was born on 16 March 1912, the son of Jmes Hunter,carpenter, and his wife Caroline Ann McAllum. He was articled to Walker & Duncan of Aberdeen in August 1928. On completing his apprenticeship in 1933 he remained as assistant. In November 1939 he was appointed Architect, Engineer and Surveyor to Messrs Dunecht Estates Ltd. He volunteered for service in the Royal Engineers in October 1940 and he was still serving in Aberdeen when he was admitted LRIBA on 16 February 1943, his proposers being George Angus Mitchell and T Scott Sutherland, both of Aberdeen, and Harry St John Harrison of London. His nomination papers state that he was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and had designed 'schools, banks, shops, granaries, housing schemes, private houses, and most types of agricultural buildings'.

In 1948 Hunter had a post in Belfast. By 1950 he was in Johannesberg. By 1960 he had returned to England and was living in Exeter. However at some point he returned to scotland and died on 21 May 1979 at the Northern Infirmary in Inverness. He was survived by his wife.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Fieryhillock, Chanory Point, Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate 1979 
Item 2 of 51, Mayfield Gardens, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1943 *c. 1946 
Item 3 of 51, Thornhill Crescent, Knock, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1948 *  
Item 4 of 5Room 403, City Engineer, Johannesberg, South AfricaBusiness1950 *  
Item 5 of 521, Wonford Road, St Leonards, Exeter, EnglandPrivate1960 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Walker & DuncanAugust 19281933Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Walker & Duncan19331939Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Harry St John Harrison16 February 1943for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3George Angus Mitchell16 February 1943for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3T Scott Sutherland16 February 1943for Licentiateship

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5345 (combined box 73)