Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Christie
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 September 1877
Bio Notes: James Christie was born on 22 September 1877 and was articled to Thomson & Sandilands in 1893, studying at Glasgow School of Art and Technical College. In 1899 he moved to the office of Hippolyte Jean Blanc in Edinburgh, and after one year moved again to join the Public Works Department in Paisley. At the beginning of 1902 he emigrated to Shanghai, joining the firm of Morrison, Gratton & Scott, which later became Scott & Carter. On 1 January 1909 Christie was taken into partnership, the firm becoming Scott, Christie & Johnson. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being William Macdonnell Mitchell Dowdall, George Alfred Johnson and Leonard William Crandall Lorden.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 220, Avenue Road, Shanghai, ChinaPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 23c, Peking Road, Shanghai, ChinaBusiness1911 *  

* 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 6Thomson & Sandilands18931899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Hippolyte Jean Blanc18991900Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Paisley Public Works Department19001902Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Scott & Carter190231 December 1908Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Morrison, Gratton & ScottJanuary 19021902Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Scott, Christie & Johnson1 January 1909After 1911Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Macdonnell Mitchell Dowdall20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3George Alfred Johnson20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Leonard William Crandall Lorden20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 31893City of Glasgow District Asylum for Pauper LunaticsGartcosh GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 2 of 31899Bangour Village AsylumUphall West LothianScotlandAsylum - as assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 3 of 3c. 1899Stobhill HospitalSpringburn GlasgowScotlandSecond premiated competition design (150 premium), awarded commission - as apprentice to Thomson & Sandilands


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 L v16 no1180