Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Thomson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||24 September 1886 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||John Thomson was born on 24 September 1886. He was articled to Robert Lorimer. He saw active service during the First World War but returned to Lorimer on demobilisation in January 1919. During his time in Lorimer's office he was involved mainly with ecclesiastical works and large country houses. During this period he studied part-time at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot Watt College. |
on From 1920-26 he was chief architect with Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow. During his employment with this firm amongst other work he designed the interiors of various ocean liners.
He moved to Kent to become chief architect with George Beer & Rigden Ltd, brewers, Faversham, later absorbed into Fremlins Limited, Maidstone.
He was a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects from before 1930 until at least 1939. During that time his home address was 7 Briton Road, Faversham, Kent. He was elected LRIBA in 1956, proposed by H Campbell Ashenden, Anthony Swaine and H Anderson.
He was expelled from non-payment of his subscription in 1972, but he may have died before then.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|7, Briton Road, Faversham, Kent, England||Private/business(?)||Before 1930||After 1939(?)|| |
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Harold Anderson||10 October 1956||For Licentiateship|
|Harold Campbell Ashenden||10 January 1956||For Licentiateship|
|Arthur Swaine||10 January 1956||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|
|Early 1920s||SS California, Anchor Line|| || || || ||Design of interior|
|Early 1920s||SS Chitral, P&O Line|| || || || ||Design of interior|
|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|| |
|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 6643 (Box 151)|| |