Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Captain) Arthur James Scott Hutton
Designation: Architect
Born: 10 January 1891
Died: 1982
Bio Notes: Arthur James Scott Hutton was born on 10 January 1891 and was articled to Duncan MacNaughtan & Son of Glasgow in 1909, studying at the Glasgow School of Architecture under Eugène Bourdon. He was a successful student, gaining a bronze medal in 1911, silver in 1912 and gold in 1913, and was Haldane Bursar in 1912 and 1913, and Haldane Travelling Scholar in 1914. He spent his last two summers of study, in 1912 and 1913, in the Inland Revenue Valuation Department and in the Hamilton office of Cullen, Lochhead & Brown. In June 1914, having completed his studies, he was appointed assistant in H M Office of Works, Edinburgh. He left in March the following year to serve in the Royal Engineers in France, supervising and designing hospitals, camps, bakeries, halls and other buildings. Whilst still on war service in late 1918 he was admitted ARIBA, his proposers being John Keppie, John Watson and David Bateman Hutton. His nomination papers give a business address of H M Office of Works, Edinburgh and a private address of 21 Derby Crescent, Kirklee, Glasgow.

He retired from the Royal Engineers a Captain in September 1919. On 5 September he was appointed architect to the Imperial War Graves Commission in France Belgium and Germany, working under Sir Herbert Baker, Sir Reginald Blomfield and Sir Edwin Lutyens to execute their designs for British military cemeteries as well as designing and carrying out many himself. He designed 67 cemeteries including Marzargues Indian Cemetery, Longueval, Fricourt and the Memorial at Arques-la-Bataille. He also assisted Lorimer on cemeteries in Germany.

He left the Commission on 15 October 1926 when he was appointed to the Public Works Department in Kenya on the reconmmendation of Sir Herbert Baker. There he supervised the construction of all buildings designed by Baker under the Colony's Loan Programme, amounting to a total value of some £700,000 by 1935. He was elected FRIBA on 22 July of the latter year, his proposers being Baker, Blomfield and Thomas Lumsden Taylor.

By the late 1930s Hutton had transferred to a post as Senior Assistant Architect in the Public Works Department in Simgapore, the Straits Settlement. In 1946 he wasd Government Architect, Malayan Union, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. He returned to England on his retirement and was living in Surrey in 1950.

Hutton died betwen January and March 1982 in Surrey.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 321, Derby Crescent, Kirklee, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessLate 1918  
Item 2 of 3Nairobi, KenyaPrivate/business1926After 1935 
Item 3 of 3Acorns, The Highlands, East Horsley, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1950  

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 6Duncan McNaughtan & Son (or Duncan MacNaughtan & Son)19091912 or 1913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Cullen, Lochhead & BrownMid 1913Mid 1913Assistantin Hamilton office, during summer vacation
Item 3 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)June 1914After 1918Assistantin Edinburgh office
Item 4 of 6Kenya Colony Public Works Department1926After 1935Architect 
Item 5 of 6Singapore Public Works Departmentc. 1938 Senior Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Malaya Public Works Department c. 1946 Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6(Sir) Herbert Baker22 July 1935for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Reginald Theodore Blomfield22 July 1935for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6David Bateman HuttonLate 1918for Associateship
Item 4 of 6John KeppieLate 1918for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Thomas Lumsden Taylor22 July 1935for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6John WatsonLate 1918for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Rodney Broad9 May 1938for Associateship

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 5c. 1920Stahnsdorf South Western CemeteryStahnsdorf BerlinGermanyAs resident architect for the execution of Robert Lorimer's design
Item 2 of 51922Niederzwehren CemeteryNiederzwehren CasselGermanyAs resident architect for the execution of Robert Lorimer's design
Item 3 of 51922Ohlsdorf CemeteryOhlsdorf HamburgGermanyAs resident architect for the execution of Robert Lorimer's design
Item 4 of 51922Suedfriedhof CemeterySuedfriedhof CologneGermanyAs resident architect for the execution of Robert Lorimer's design
Item 5 of 51922Zehrensdorf CemeteryZehrensdorf BrandenburgGermanyAs resident architect for the execution of Robert Lorimer's design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1938The RIBA Kalendar 1938-1939 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 4Stamp, Gavin1977Silent Cities: an exhibition of the Memorial and Cemetery Architecture of the Great War RIBA (London)p23

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no2667 (microfilm reel 22); F no3283 (box 20)