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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James Allan Hugh Mottram (or James A H Mottram) |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: || |
|Died: ||1984 |
|Bio Notes: ||The practice of Alfred Hugh Mottram was continued by his son James Allan (not Arthur) Hugh Mottram. He studied full-time at the day classes at Edinburgh College of Art from October 1933 to July 1936 and from the latter date served part of his apprenticeship with Dunn & Martin. He completed the course between October 1937 and mid-1939. In June of that year he travelled extensively in England and spent five weeks in Northern France, and in the Loire and Provence. His father who proposed him (with Alexander Alan Foote and Ebenezer Macrae) for associateship of the RIBA on 12 December 1939 stated that during his travels he had toured and sketched extensively, sketching and measuring in France, north middle and south, England, Scotland, Wales and Switzerland. He had also assisted his father in the office. |
In 1947 he married Barbara Picken Howie who had also studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art.
He became a partner in 1950 in his father's firm. He became a member of the TPI. In 1954 the younger Mottram invited Thomas Edward Patrick, a friend from Edinburgh College of Art, to join him in partnership; and in 1960 their long-serving chief assistant Andrew Martin Dalgleish also became a partner.
Mottram was a member of the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society for whom he did work. He served as President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in the late 1950s and President of the RIAS.
Mottram retired in late 1980 and resigned from the RIBa in January the following year.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|13, India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private(?)||1939 or 1940 *|| || |
|Maryville, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland||Private||1950 *|| || |
|43, Glenorchy Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland||Private||1980 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Rolf Koren||7 July 1948||for Associateship|
|Stanley Patrick Ross-Smith||17 July 1968||For Fellowship|
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Bailey, Rebecca M||1996||Scottish architects' papers: a source book|| ||Edinburgh: The Rutland Press||p281|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||7 June 1957|| || ||p1025 - lists J. A. H. Mottram as vice-president of Edinburgh AA - CHECK|
|Builder||10 April 1959|| || ||'Edinburgh Architectural Association: An Excellent Year Book' p679|
|Builder||1 May 1959|| || ||'Edinburgh Architectural Association' p832 - notes that Mottram is past-president|
|Builder||9 October 1959|| || ||'Stirling Architects' Competition' p416|
|Builder||28 April 1961|| || ||'Edinburgh Architectural Association: A Lively 1961 Year Book' p803|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||James Allan Hugh Mottram: A 7354 (Combined Box 185)|
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