Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Edward Martin
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 August 1911
Died: 10 September 1994
Bio Notes: John Edward Martin was born on 16 August 1911, the son of John Martin, farmer and his wife Mary Paterson. He was articled to Robert Robb Gall from August 1927 to August 1931. From September 1931 to July 1935 he studied full-time at Aberdeen School of Architecture, before joining James Brown Nicol of Kelly & Nicol as assistant in the latter month. He obtained his diploma from Robert Gordon's College in July 1936 and passed the professional practice exam, remaining with Nicol until January 1937. He was admitted ARIBA on 19 June 1939, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, Nicol and John Gibb Marr. By that time he had secured an appointment in the architecture and civil engineering practice of Tawse & Allan, and he was living at 'Arnwell', Banchory-Devenick. By 1950 he appears to have moved into Aberdeen. He later moved to Edinburgh.

Martin died at his home on 10 September 1994, survived by his wife, Jessie Alice Ramsay, and his daughter who lived with her parents.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 310, Jeffrey Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1994 
Item 2 of 3Arnwell, Banchory-Devenick, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  
Item 3 of 313, Morningside Avenue, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  

* 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 3Robert Robb GallAugust 1927August 1931Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Kelly & NicolJuly 1935January 1937Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Tawse & Allan1939 * Assistant 

* 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 3John Gibb Marr19 June 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol19 June 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo19 June 1939for Associateship


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 A no7215 (combined box 179)