Basic Biographical Details

Name: Jackson Nisbet Pollock
Designation: Architect
Born: 31 December 1913
Died: 12 April 1972
Bio Notes: Jackson Nisbet Pollock was born on 31 December 1912, the son of Harry Pollock, smallholder, and his wfie Janet Nisbet. He studied part-time at Edinburgh College of Art from 1929 to 1934, presumably while serving his apprenticeship in an unspecified office. He continued to study full-time thereafter, obtaining his diploma in June 1936. During these early years he made several study tours: to England in August 1934, focusing on ecclesiastical architecture; to Sweden in July 1935; and to England and France in July 1936, investigating housing development and civic design. He was admitted ARIBA on 9 February 1937, his proposers being James Macgregor, Alexander Lorne Campbell and Frank Charles Mears. His nomination papers do not give a business address but his home from at least that time until the end of the decade was Medwyn Bank, Gylemuir Road, Corstorphine. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

He retired early and died on 12 April 1972 at his home in Edinburgh. He was survived by his wife Georgina Forrest French.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Medwyn Bank, Gylemuir Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19371972 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Lorne Campbell9 February 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Macgregor9 February 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears9 February 1936for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
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 no6284 (combined box 130)