Basic Biographical Details

Name: James K Hunter Architects
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 13 February 1929
Bio Notes: When James Kennedy Hunter died on 13 February 1929, he left his practice at 51 Sandgate, Ayr to his assistants Henry Sloan McNair and Andrew Douglas. Both had been in Hunter's office since commencing their apprenticeships, McNair (b.1885) in August 1902 and Douglas (b.1892) in 1908, with the exception of war service. McNair had studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Technical College under Eugène Bourdon and Charles Gourlay, and Douglas had attended classes at Ayr Academy, where McNair was teaching by the time of their commencement in partnership. The firm continued under the name of James K Hunter Architects. McNair and Douglas were both admitted LRIBA on 15 October 1930, their proposers being James Archibald Morris, George Arthur Boswell and William Maclean, who was then secretary of the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 151, Sandgate, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1929  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Douglas13 February 1929 Partner 
Item 2 of 3Henry Sloan McNair13 February 1929 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Hugh Stewart Mark19311936Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 51929Ayr Public LibraryAyr AyrshireScotlandChildren's Library added at rear
Item 2 of 5193034 Miller RoadAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 51932Ayr Public LibraryAyr AyrshireScotlandLecture Theatre added (now Reference Library)
Item 4 of 51932Boarding HouseAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 51933Newton-On-Ayr Gas Company Engine ShedAyr AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects