Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Parr & Associates
Born: 1960
Died: 1962 or after 1964
Bio Notes: The practice of James Parr & Partners was established in 1956 by James Parr. It subsequently became James Parr & Associates in 1960 and a few years later (1962 in some sources, though others suggest a date after 1964) James Parr & Partners. In 1975 the firm split and Alan Bell, Gordon Farquharson and David D Bell all left. Alan J Duncan was taken into partnership followed in 1977 by Alfred Maloco, Daniel A Carmichael and Iain A G Rennie, in 1982 by Victor Hamilton, in 1989 by Robert Hall and in 1990 by Hugh Dykes.

In 1975 offices were established in Edinburgh, in 1974 in Greenock and Aberdeen and in 1975 in Inverness, in 1986 in Rosyth and in 1990 in Durham. In 1978 the practice won a Perth Civic Trust Commendation and the International Prize for Architects.

In 1989 the practice title became The Parr Partnership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3132, Nethergate, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1956  
Item 2 of 395, Dundee Road, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1961  
Item 3 of 317, The Cross, Forfar, Angus, ScotlandBusiness1964 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3James Reginald Parr19601962Partner 
Item 2 of 3Allan Fraser Bell19601962Partner 
Item 3 of 3Joseph Frank Wynne19611962 or after 1964Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 39 October 1964Entertainment Centre, North Lindsay Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 31965138-142 High StreetMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 3 of 31966Butterburn Court and Bucklemaker Court tower blocksHilltown DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp114
Item 2 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965 Indicates that it was still James Parr & Associates in 1964

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder9 October 1964  p798