Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Jack
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 January 1895
Died: 11 July 1979
Bio Notes: Thomas Jack was born on 25 January 1895, the son of Robert Jack, master builder, and his wife, Marion Sharp. He was articled to Hugh Campbell of Glasgow from August 1910 to April 1915, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture. His early career was interrupted by war service with the Royal Engineers from 1915 to 1919 but he returned to architectural practice thereafter. In 1920-22 he carried out extensions and alterations to Castle Toward, presumably in association with Francis William Deas; and in 1922 he joined the Glasgow Office of Public Works where he worked on halls, libraries, baths, markets, hospitals and other building types until 1929.

From 1930 to 1933 he carried on a private practice involving churches, schools, colleges and commercial buildings, and he spent the following two years supervising housing developments, factories, warehouses and reconditioning projects for Fryers & Penman of Largs, Bryden & Robertson of Glasgow, Magnus Duncan of Glasgow, and the Glasgow & West of Scotland Agricultural College. In 1935 he was appointed Architectural and Civil Engineering Assistant (Grade II) with the War Department, and whilst there he passed the Civil Commission Examination in 1938. He remained there until at least 1944, many of his drawings being destroyed in enemy action in 1941. He was admitted LRIBA on 13 January 1945, his proposers being William James Smith, Andrew Graham Henderson and Joseph Weekes.

By 1950 Jack had moved to Blackford in Perthshire but it is not clear if he was working in independent practice or in a firm at this time.

Jack died at the Burghmuir Hospital, Perth on 10 July 1979. His wife, Doris Girling Eagle, had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 330, Hamilton Park Avenue, Hillhead, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1945 *  
Item 2 of 3Viewfield Terrace, Stirling Street, Blackford, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 3Suncote/55, Jeanfield Road, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1979 *  

* 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 6Hugh CampbellAugust 1910April 1915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)19221929Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 6Bryden & RobertsonAfter 1933Before 1935ArchitectActing in supervisory capacity on certain projects
Item 4 of 6Magnus A DuncanAfter 1933Before 1935ArchitectActing in supervisory capacity on certain projects
Item 5 of 6Fryers & PenmanAfter 1933Before 1935ArchitectActing in supervisory capacity on certain projects
Item 6 of 6War Department Scottish Command Architects' Department1935After 1944AssistantIn Glasgow office


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Graham Henderson13 January 1945for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith13 January 1945for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Joseph Weekes13 January 1945for 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 startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 21920Castle TowardToward ArgyllScotlandExtensions and alterations - presumably overseeing F W Deas' work?
Item 2 of 2After 1933West of Scotland Agricultural College  GlasgowScotlandUnspecified work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 L no5715 (combined box 96)