Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Allen Frew
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Allen Frew was articled to Baird & Thomson in February 1900. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College, receiving his diploma in 1909 and his post-diploma in 1910, and remained as assistant to Baird & Thomson until 1914. He presumably undertook war service and later assisted Leonard Martin in London and John Malcolm Dossor of Hull. He passed the Special War Examination in London in 1921 and was admitted ARIBA late that year, his proposers being Martin, Dossor and William Aitken Thomson. At that time he gave home and business addresses in Kilsyth.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1921 *  
Item 2 of 2Burngreen, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1921 *  

* 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 4Baird & ThomsonFebruary 19001905Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Baird & Thomson19051914Assistant 
Item 3 of 4John Malcolm DossorAfter 1914Before 1921Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Leonard MartinAfter 1914Before 1921Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Malcolm DossorLate 1921for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leonard MartinLate 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Aitken ThomsonLate 1921for Associateship


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 A no3310 (microfilm reel 26)