Basic Biographical Details

Name: J Kenneth Nesbitt
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: J Kenneth Nesbitt was articled to Robert Stodart Lorimer in 1909, studying at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. In 1913 he spent a month travelling in Germany before emigrating to Canada where he joined Nobbs & Hude of Montreal as assistant, taking a partial course in architecture at McGill University (History of Architecture, Structural Engineering and Structural Details). He undertook military service during the First World War and was awarded the MC. He returned to Canada thereafter, passing the qualifying exam in December 1922 at Toronto, and was admitted ARIBA in mid-1923, his proposers being Percy Erskine Nobbs, Ramsay Traquair and William Carless.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1La Tuque, Quebec, CanadaPrivate/business1923 *  

* 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 2(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer19091913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Nobbs & Hyde19131914Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Edward Careless (or Carless)Mid 1923for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Percy Erskine NobbsMid 1923for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Ramsay TraquairMid 1923for 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 no3681 (microfilm reel 27)