Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Malcolm
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1847
Bio Notes: John Malcolm was born c.1847 and apprenticed to William Leslie of Aberdeen c.1862. On Leslie's retirement, or semi-retirement (he still appeared in the 'Architects, Engineers' and Building Trades' Directory' of 1868) c.1865, he had completed only two and a half years of his apprenticeship which was transferred to James Matthews of Matthews & Lawrie, with whom he remained as an assistant for a further year. About 1872 he moved to London to gain experience in the office of George Edmund Street, commencing independent practice in London in 1874. He was admitted ARIBA on 7 November 1881, his proposers being Edward Salmons, Street and James Tilley, a London surveyor. At that date his address was 46 Queen Victoria Street. By 1914 he appears to have been semi-retired, practising only from his home at 10 Bisham Gardens, Highgate: his membership lapsed in 1920, presumably because of death or complete retirement.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 246, Queen Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1881 *  
Item 2 of 210, Bisham Gardens, Highgate, London, EnglandPrivate1914 *  

* 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 5William Lesliec. 1862c. 1865Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Matthews & Lawriec. 1865c. 1867ApprenticeIn Aberdeen office, under James Matthews
Item 3 of 5Matthews & Lawriec. 1867c. 1868AssistantIn Aberdeen office, under James Matthews
Item 4 of 5George Edmund Streetc. 18721874Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Admiralty Works Department (Rosyth)18981914Assistant 


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.