Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Campbell
Designation: Architect
Born: 1857
Died: 4 August 1942
Bio Notes: John Campbell was born in 1857 and served his apprenticeship with John Gordon of Glasgow from 1872, remaining with him for a further three-and-a-half years as draughtsman and studying at Glasgow School of Art. Around 1883 he emigrated to New Zealand where he obtained a post in the Public Works Department in Wellington, being promoted to Chief Colonial Architect in c.1895. He was admitted FRIBA on 6 March 1905, his proposers being Joseph Clarkson Maddison, Alfred Atkin and Frederick de Jersey Clere, all of New Zealand.

He died on 4 August 1942.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Botanical Gardens Road, Wellington, New ZealandPrivate1905 *  

* 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 4John Gordon1872c. 1877Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4John Gordonc. 1877c. 1880Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Wellington Public Works Departmentc. 1880c. 1895Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 4Wellington Public Works Departmentc. 1895After 1912Chief ArchitectGovernment Architect

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Peter Nicollc. 1908After 1912AssistantIn Public Works Department

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alfred Atkins6 March 1905for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Frederick de Jersey Clere6 March 1905for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Joseph Clarkson Maddison6 March 1905for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4John Anderson20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4Charles Alexander Lawrence1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 4James Peter Nicoll24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 4William Turnbull8 January 1906for Fellowship

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v15 p89 no984 (microfilm reel 11)