Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Drummond Murdoch
Designation: Architect
Died: 20 January 1948
Bio Notes: John Drummond Murdoch studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art. He worked for HM Office of Works (later the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works) for between 30 and 40 years. He was an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association by 1930 or 1931. His was awarded the MBE before 1939. In Post Office directories he gave his address as 7 Craiglockhart Avenue, suggesting he may have had a small private practice which he ran from home. He retired during the Second World War.

Outwith his professional life Murdoch was an excellent golfer in his earlier years. He was a member of Craiglockhart Church and took a close interest in its affairs.

Murdoch died on 20 January 1948, survived by his widow.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 21, Comiston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1924c. 1926 
Item 2 of 27, Craiglockhart Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1928c. 1940 

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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1930 *1939 or after 1940  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3 Craiglockhart Telephone ExchangeCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandAs architect with MPBW
Item 2 of 3 Glasgow Central Employment Exchange  GlasgowScotlandAs architect with MPBW
Item 3 of 31937Telephone House  GlasgowScotlandResponsible for design - with MWPB


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman21 January 1948  Obituary p4