Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James Macgregor Harvey |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||30 October 1896 |
|Died: ||14 June 1979 |
|Bio Notes: ||James Macgregor Harvey was born on 30 October 1896, the son of William Harvey, master dyer and his wife Helen Edwards. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture and was articled with John Burnet & Son in Glasgow from 1908 to 1913 and continued as a draughtsman until 1915, when he was awarded a RIBA studentship. During the First World War he undertook munitions factory work as he was unfit for active service. |
In 1918 he became chief draughtsman with Charles McNair. He was then taken into partnership by Eric Sinclair Bell in Stirling. He was a Fellow of the RIAS from 1927 and a Fellow of the Edinburgh Architectural Association by 1930 or 1931, at which time his address was 43 Spottiswoode Road, Edinburgh. By 1939 -1940 he had moved to 28A Polwarth Terrace where he remained until at least 1950. From 1927 until at least 1945 he worked with Edinburgh City Architects Department (Edinburgh Corporation) on hospital and child welfare projects.
He was admitted LRIBA on 7 May 1946, his proposers being Ebenezer James MacRae, Professor William James Smith and John Ross McKay.
He died on 14 June 1979 at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth V Craig, with whom he lived (11 Hillpark Road, Edinburgh). His wife, Irene May Sudlow, had predeceased him. They had married on 29 July 1927.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|43, Spottiswoode Road, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1930 or 1931 *|| || |
|28A, Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1939 or 1940 *||After 1950|| |
|39, Merchiston Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1930||The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Scotsman||15 June 1950|| || ||p6|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of David Ross||Information sent via 'Contact Us' on website|| ||Sent February 2013|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5892 (combined box 106)|