Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Sutherland Ross
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 June 1904
Died: 30 July 1977
Bio Notes: John Sutherland Ross was born on 28 June 1906, the son of John Ross, painter and his wife __MacLeod. From February 1921 he was articled to Alexander Ross & Son while attending the Royal Burgh of Inverness continuation classes in Building Construction and Architectural Design. He remained with Alexander Ross & Son for five years as an apprentice but it is not yet clear where he worked from 1926 until 1938, though it must be assumed he remained with Alexander Ross. In 1938-39 he was a lecturer in Architectural Design at the Burgh Continuation Classes while having a post as chief assistant to Alexander Ross & Son.

In 1939 Ross was called up and served with an infantry regiment in Cape Town, South Africa, Egypt and North Africa. From 1943-45 he undertook survey work in the Middle East while on military service.

He returned to his previous post with Alexander Ross & Son after the war. He was admitted LRIBA in 1949, proposed by John Alistair Ross, William James Taylor and Alexander Cullen, junior.

He died on 30 July 1977 at his home in Fearn in Ross-shire. He was survived by his wife Alexandrina.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 528, Queensgate, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 2 of 53, Ardross Place, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate1949  
Item 3 of 5Castlebrae, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1950(?)After 1952(?) 
Item 4 of 51, Kingsway House/High Street, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  
Item 5 of 5Commercial Bank Buildings, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  

* 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 3Alexander Ross & SonFebruary 1921 *1926Apprentice(?) 
Item 2 of 3Alexander Ross & Son19261938Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Alexander Ross & Son1938 Chief Assistant 

* 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 11952Alness Public HallAlness  ScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder18 April 1952  p605

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no6387 (Combined Box 136)