Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Ogilvie
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 November 1914
Died: 19 November 1968
Bio Notes: John Ogilvie was born on 4 November 1914, the son of George Ogilvie, school teacher and his wife, Janet Forrest Gibb. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from October 1931. During his training he spent fifteen months in the office of Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie in London and he travelled in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy with the aid of various scholarships. He obtained his diploma in June 1937 and was admitted ARIBA on 18 July 1938, his proposers being Arthur Forman Balfour Paul, Frank Charles Mears and Thomas Aikman Swan.

By 1950 he had taken a post with the Department of Health for Scotland in York Buildings, Edinburgh.

He died at the City Hospital on 19 November 1968, survived by his wife, Elizabeth McNeil James.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 310, Claverhouse Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1968 
Item 2 of 3c/o Renton/106, Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1938 *  
Item 3 of 3York Buildings, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  

* 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 2Wimperis, Simpson & GuthrieAfter 1931Before 1937AssistantFor 15 months only
Item 2 of 2Department of Health for Scotland (Scottish Board of Health; later Scottish Development Department)1950 * Architect 

* 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 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears18 July 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Arthur Forman Balfour Paul18 July 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Aikman Swan18 July 1938for Associateship

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 11951Health Centre, SighthillSighthill EdinburghScotlandSenior Architect in Charge


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp11, p164-5 Sighthill Health Centre
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The 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 no6823 (combined box 162)