Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Garroway Cullen
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 March 1915
Died: 13 June 1985
Bio Notes: James Garroway Cullen was born on 2 March 1915, the son of Gavin Cullen, farmer, and his wife Annie Jane Garroway. He served a five-year apprenticeship with John Stewart, Lanarkshire County Architect, while attending the certificate course at Glasgow School of Art from 1934 to 1938 and the post-certificate course from 1938 to 1939. In the latter year he was appointed architectural assistant in the Lanarkshire County Architect's office. By that time he had become a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

In 1941 he took up a post as chief architectural and civil engineering assistant to CRE Glasgow North Area at 19 Park Circus. He was admitted ARIBA on 16 December the same year, his proposers being T Harold Hughes, L Stuart Stanley, and his former employer, John Stewart, who stated that he had shown "aptitude and diligence".

Cullen subsequently moved to the Isle of Lewis. By 1982 he had become Chief Surveyor for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

At the time of his death from cancer on 13 June 1985 he was living at 10 Craigleith Gardens, Edinburgh. He was survived by his wife, Mary Harvey Young and at least one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 434, Albert Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1939  
Item 2 of 4Leadloch, Fauldhouse, Bathgate, West Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1941 *  
Item 3 of 424, Francis Street, Stornoway, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 4 of 410, Craigleith Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1985 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Lanarkshire County Architect's Department19341939Apprenticeunder John Stewart, County Architect
Item 2 of 6John Stewart19341939Apprenticein Lanarkshire County Architect's Office
Item 3 of 6Lanarkshire County Architect's Department19391941Assistantunder John Stewart, County Architect
Item 4 of 6John Stewart19391941Assistantin Lanarkshire County Architect's Office
Item 5 of 6CRE Glasgow North Area1941 Chief Assistantchief architectural and civil engineering assistant
Item 6 of 6Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)1982 * Chief Surveyor 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Stanley White Edgar1939 or 1940 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes16 December 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Stuart Stanley16 December 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Stewart16 December 1941for Associateship

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7977 (combined box 201); note of death in with papers of George F Shanks (combined box 3).