Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Simpson Conway
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 April 1907
Died: 6 June 1980(?)
Bio Notes: James Simpson Conway was born on 23 April 1907 and was articled to John Wittet of Elgin in July 1923. He studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture from September 1925 until June 1928, passing the qualifying exam in July of the latter year. That September he moved to Maidstone to work for the Kent Education Committee, and he was admitted ARIBA at the end of the year, his proposers being Wittet and Wilfred Harold Robinson.

By the early 1970s Conway was working in London for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. His home address was in Tunbridge Wells and he died there in June 1980, leaving his wife Hilda living at 20 Broadwater Down.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 320, Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, EnglandPrivate 1982 
Item 2 of 3Queensgate South, London Road, Maidstone, Kent, EnglandPrivate1928 *  
Item 3 of 3Kent Education Committee, Sessions House, Maidstone, Kent, EnglandBusiness1928 *  

* 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 1John WittetJuly 1923August 1925Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2(Major) Wilfred Harold RobinsonLate 1928for Associateship
Item 2 of 2John WittetLate 1928for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4232 (combined box 2)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James