Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Hogg Ferrie
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 January 1884
Died: 14 March 1958
Bio Notes: John Hogg Ferrie was born on 25 January 1884 in Leith, the son of John Ferrie, jeweller, and his wife, Jane Aitchison. In 1900 he became a pupil of George S Hill of Glasgow. In 1902 he was appointed to the Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department as an apprentice architect, working under Robert William Horn on the full range of public buildings including halls, markets, libraries, police stations, public baths, wash-houses and warehouses. With the exception of three-and-a-half years' war service, he remained with the Corporation thereafter, but he specialised in housing from the mid-1920s onwards, being appointed Senior Architect in the Housing Department in June 1926 and promoted to Principal Architect in the same department three years later. He had studied at the Royal Technical College and at the Glasgow School of Art, where he held a Haldane Bursary for three years.

He was admitted LRIBA in early 1932, his proposers being Horn, John Wilson and Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour. Between the end of his war service and the time of his admittance as LRIBA, he had travelled in Belgium, Switzerland, France and England.

He died on 14 March 1958 at his home in Glasgow. His wife Eliza Scott McCall had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Leith, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1884 Place of birth
Item 2 of 319, Mosspark Boulevard, Mosspark, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1931 *1958 
Item 3 of 320, Trongate, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19351939 or after 1940 

* 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 5George Smith Hill19001902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)1902c. 1905(?)Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)c. 1905(?)June 1926Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)June 1926June 1929Senior Architect 
Item 5 of 5Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)June 1929 Principal Architect 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Gilchrist GilmourEarly 1932for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Robert William HornEarly 1932for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John WilsonEarly 1932for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 21939Penilee Housing Estate  GlasgowScotlandAs Chief Housing Architect
Item 2 of 21944Foamslag factory, Amulree StreetTollcross GlasgowScotlandResponsible for design as Chief Architect in the Housing Department

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4091 (box 20)