Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Donald Ferguson
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 January 1888
Bio Notes: James Donald Ferguson was born on 11 January 1888, the son of Glasgow and Cambuslang architect William Ferguson and his wife Mary Donald, and the younger brother of William Moncrieff Ferguson (generally known as 'Willie'). He was articled to his father from March 1910 to June 1913 and completed his apprenticeship in the office of Cullen, Lochhead & Brown from June 1913 to October 1915, subsequently moving to the office of shipbuilder William Beardmore. During this period he studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1912 to 1915 and from 1916 to 1919, and took the Glasgow School of Architecture's Diploma Course from 1912 to 1918.

He left Beardmore in July 1919 and from then until January 1922 he assisted in the office of Campbell & Hislop. He passed the qualifying exam in London on 15 October 1923, and was admitted ARIBA in 1924. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Wemyss Villa/16, North Avenue, Cambuslang, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1898After 1953 

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 4William FergusonMarch 1910June 1913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Cullen, Lochhead & BrownJune 1913October 1915Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4William Beardmore & Co LtdOctober 1915July 1919Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Campbell & HislopJuly 1919January 1922Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James LochheadEarly 1924For Associateship (main page with proposers missing from ARIBA papers)

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 11953Workshops of Alexander Chapman, Main StreetCarfin LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for new workshops


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder18 September 1953  p452

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 3744 (microfilm reel 28)