Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James Conner |
|Designation: || |
|Born: ||21 July 1915 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||James Conner was born on 21 July 1915. He trained in the office of Thomas Scott Sutherland from 1933-36 while at the same time attending evening classes at Aberdeen School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College. He studied full time at the college from 1936-39. In 1937 he spent two months in the office of Leslie Grahame Thomson in Edinburgh and in 1938 a further two months in JAO Allan's office in Aberdeen. That year he also spent a month travelling in Italy as a result of having been awarded a travelling scholarship. In 1939 he was awarded the Rutland Prize which enabled him to spend three weeks travelling in Holland. |
He was admitted ARIBA in 1940, proposed by Thomas Scott Sutherland, R Leslie Rollo and JAO Allan. He appears to have returned to Robert Gordon's as a lecturer in architecture by at least 1950. He studied for and was awarded a Phd at some point. By 1958 he had moved to a post in the Department of Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Australia. He registered as an architect with the New South Wales Board of Architects in 1958. He joined the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1962 and was elevated to Fellow in 1972.
He would appear to have retired by the late 1970s.
There is no record of him after 2010 in which year he may have died.
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Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this :|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|9, Barclay Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland||Private||1940 *|| || |
|Robert Gordon's College|| ||1950 *|| || |
|University of New South Wales, PO Box 1, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia||Business||Early 1963||1970s|| |
|9, Carruthers Drive, Dolls Point, New South Wales, Australia||Private||1970s||After 1979|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this :|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this :|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of Anne Higham, Australian Institute of Architects||AIA Architects' database|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no 7482 (Combined Box 192)|