Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Macrae
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 April 1881
Died: 1950
Bio Notes: James Macrae was born on 2 April 1881 and was articled from 1896 to Cameron & Burnett, the leading hotel architects of the Highland region, in Inverness. He subsequently moved to a Glasgow practice, attending classes at Glasgow Technical College where he was awarded a prize in building construction. He then appears to have moved to Edinburgh as assistant with Alexander Law and then with Robert Macfarlane Cameron, moving in 1904 to London to take up a permanent post with London County Council where he remained until at least 1931. He was elected LRIBA in the latter year, his proposers being Edwin Paul Wheeler, Robert Robertson and William Thomas Sadler, all colleages in the LCC Architects' Department.

He died in 1950 in Chichester, his death registered between January and March.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3LCC Office, County Hall, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness *  
Item 2 of 3106, Hale Lane, Mill Hill, London NW7, EnglandPrivate1931 *  
Item 3 of 328, Garrard Road, Barnstead, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1938  

* 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 4Cameron & Burnett1896c. 1900(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Robert Macfarlane CameronAfter 19001904Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Alexander Lawc. 1900(?)Before 1904Assistant 
Item 4 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19041931(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Robertson1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Thomas Sadler1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Edwin Paul Wheeler1931for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1938The RIBA Kalendar 1938-1939 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 L no 3620 (box 14)