Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Gray McGill
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 June 1909
Died: 14 May 1997
Bio Notes: John Gray McGill was born on 19 June 1909, the son of James McGill, drapery store proprietor and his wife Robina Burness Lawrie. He served his articles in an unidentified office in Dundee from August 1928 until October 1932 when he moved to Liverpool to study at the School of Architecture there. After obtaining his Diploma in June 1936 he returned to Dundee and found employment in the office of William Macfarlane Patrick. He was still working there when he applied for admittance as ARIBA in November 1938, and he was admitted on 6 February 1939, his proposers being Lionel Bailey Budden, Francis Xavier Velarde and Edward Robinson Ferdinand Cole, all of Liverpool. His home address from at least that time until after 1957 was 3 Elgin Street, Fairmuir, Dundee.

McGill who by this time was a retired FRIAS died on 14 May 1997 at Fernbrae Hospital, Perth road, Dundee. He never married. His sister, Robina B L McGill reported his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 29, Norwood Crescent, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate 1997 
Item 2 of 2Drumbeg/3, Elgin Street, Fairmuir, Dundee, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1938After 1957 

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 2William Macfarlane Patrick19361938  
Item 2 of 2W M Patrick & PartnersBefore 1975 *After 1980Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Lionel Bailey Budden6 February 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Edward Robinson Ferdinand Cole6 February 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Francis Xavier Velarde6 February 1939for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterMay 1998v9, no4 Death note

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 no7046 (combined box 171)