Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Miller Whalley
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 October 1906
Died: December 1988
Bio Notes: James Miller Whalley was born on 16 October 1906 and was articled to James W Reid in November 1923, studying at Glasgow High School and Paisley Technical College. In April 1926 he transferred to the office of William John Brockie Wright in Glasgow to complete his apprenticeship, and that year he commenced the certificate course at Glasgow School of Architecture. He passed the qualifying exam in 1931 and was admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, John Watson and David Salmond. At that time he was still working in Wright's office, as an assistant. His address at the end of the 1930s was Firdene, Hazelwood Avenue, Newton Mearns.

He died in December 1988.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 332, St Kenneth Avenue, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1932 *  
Item 2 of 3Firdene, Hazelwood Avenue, Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *After 1950 
Item 3 of 3167, Clarence Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1975 *  

* 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 3James William ReidNovember 1923April 1926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3William John Brockie WrightApril 1926c. 1928Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3William John Brockie Wrightc. 1928After 1932Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David SalmondEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonEarly 1932for 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 11939Bakery for Messrs Archibald Ltd  GlasgowScotlandExtensions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

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 A no4886 (combined box 42)