Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Stuart |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||5 December 1875 |
|Died: ||31 March 1956 |
|Bio Notes: ||John Stuart was born on 5 December 1875 and was articled to Brown & Watt of Aberdeen from May 1891 to May 1896, studying at Robert Gordon's College and Gray's School of Art. After completing his apprenticeship he left for London where he joined Ernest George & Yeates as assistant in August 1896, moving to the office of Paxton Hood Watson and subsequently to that of Alfred Walter Saxon Snell, then working under the name of H Saxon Snell & Son. During this period he continued his studies at the School of Arts & Crafts in London. |
He moved to Leeds in 1899 to work as architect to the Insanitary Areas Committee of Leeds Corporation, leaving the following year to join West Riding County Council as assistant architect. He was promoted to chief assistant in 1904 and to County Education Architect in 1910, and was admitted LRIBA on 19 December of the latter year, proposed by George Watt.
He was elevated to FRIBA in mid-1915, again proposed by Watt but this time with the additional support of Harry Sutton Chorley and George Henry Widdows; at that time he was still working as West Riding Education Architect, based in offices in the County Hall, Wakefield. He remained there until 1920 when he moved to Essex as County Architect, a position he held until 1945.
He died on 31 March 1956.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|4 St James Terrace, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England||Private||1910 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|James William Spence||6 December 1927||for 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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1889||Central Public Library|| || ||Aberdeen||Scotland||As apprentice to Brown & Watt on successful competition entry|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Who's Who in Architecture||1914|| || || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||6 April 1956||v190|| ||p262 - obituary|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L v6 no393|