Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Black
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 September 1913
Died: 18 August 2000
Bio Notes: James Black was born on 28 September 1913, the son of James Black, colliery manager, and his wife, Margaret Ramage Simpson. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1934. He visited the Paris Exhibition in July 1937 and obtained his diploma in June 1939, exempting him from the RIBA final exam. He was admitted ARIBA on 9 October 1939, his proposers being William James Smith, T J Beveridge and William Ross. At that time he was working as assistant to James Davidson & Son in Coatbridge, and was living in Airdrie. He was a member of the RIBA at the time of his death though not the RIAS and was still in the west of Scotland.

He died aged 86 on 18 August 2000 at Victoria Hospital, Rothesay. He was survived by his wife, Williamina White Eglinton Anderson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 342, Craigmore Road, Rothesay, Bute, ScotlandPrivate 2000 
Item 2 of 3Culloden, Albert Place, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  
Item 3 of 341, Milton Court, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, EnglandPrivate1955 or 1956 *  

* 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 1James Davidson & Son1939 * 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 3Thomas Johnston Beveridge9 October 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Ross9 October 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith9 October 1939for Associateship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterOctober 2000v11, no8 Death notice

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 no7253 (combined box 181)