Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Morton Cochrane |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||17 January 1929 |
|Died: ||2 February 2001 |
|Bio Notes: ||John Morton Cochrane was born on 17 January 1929. He was educated at Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow where he was an enthusiastic rugby player. He remained a keen sportsman for the rest of his life. |
His National Service was spent in East Africa after which he enrolled to study architecture at Glasgow School of Art. He studied there from 1950-1956, three years part-time and three years full-time. During his part-time years he served his articles with Launcelot Ross. In 1956 he joined Honeyman Jack & Robertson as an assistant, rising to chief assistant and in 1962 (or 1964 - sources vary) to partner, remaining as such until 1990. He was admitted ARIBA in 1959. He was elected FRIAS in 1991 and retired in August of that year.
As an architect he was a stickler for good detail. In some respects he was a traditionalist but in others such as his use of large panel construction at the Ladywell Housing Development, he was in step with contemporary thinking. Ladywell was a great success technically - it made use of non-ferrous fixings for the panels - as well as socially. He alos rose to the challenge of working within tight sites and samll budgets.
Outwith his work, he was a keen gardener, he collected paintings and Wemyss ware.
He died on 2 February 2001, survived by his wife Jean and his daughter and son.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|15, Park Circus, Glasgow, Scotland||Business|| ||1990|| |
|3, Beverley Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
|Craignethan Road, Whitecraigs, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1991 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Bailey, Rebecca M||1996||Scottish architects' papers: a source book|| ||Edinburgh: The Rutland Press||p145|
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Chartered Architect||April 2001||v12, no3|| ||Death notice|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |