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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 415, Park Circus, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness 1990 
Item 2 of 419, Woodrow Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1962 *  
Item 3 of 43, Beverley Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 4 of 4Craignethan Road, Whitecraigs, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1991 *  

* 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 3Honeyman, Jack & Robertson1956 Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Honeyman, Jack & RobertsonAfter 1956 Chief Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Honeyman, Jack & Robertson19611990Partner 

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 2219558-13 Blythswood Square  GlasgowScotlandAdditions and alterations. Job architect.
Item 2 of 221960sScottish Churches HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandConversion of 18th and 19th century cottages to church house with dining room and library
Item 3 of 221961King's Theatre  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 4 of 221962HouseWemyss Bay RenfrewshireScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 221962Private housing   Scotland 
Item 6 of 221964Hartfield SchoolDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 7 of 221964Ladywell Housing Estate  GlasgowScotlandPartner in charge
Item 8 of 221964Scottish Industries Exhibition 1964  GlasgowScotlandExhibition stands
Item 9 of 221965Hillhead ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 221967Arthurlie Parish ChurchBarrhead Renfrewshire  
Item 11 of 221970s(?)Clydesdale Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 221970s(?)East Park Home for Infirm ChildrenMaryhill GlasgowScotlandAs partner in charge
Item 13 of 221970s(?)St Bonaventure's School  GlasgowScotlandAs partner in charge
Item 14 of 221970Scottish Milk Marketing Board OfficesPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandPartner in charge
Item 15 of 221971Craigholme School  GlasgowScotlandScience labs and hall - partner in charge
Item 16 of 221975Sauchieburn HouseSauchie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 17 of 221975St John Bosco RC Secondary School  GlasgowScotlandAs partner in charge
Item 18 of 221979Westpark Church HallsDeanston StirlingshireScotland 
Item 19 of 221980sLeighton LibraryDunblane PerthshireScotlandRepairs
Item 20 of 2219858-13 Blythswood Square  GlasgowScotlandLeisure Centre
Item 21 of 221985Housing, Leyden StreetMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 22Early 1980sCrawford's ArcadeStirling StirlingshireScotlandRestoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp145
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered ArchitectApril 2001v12, no3 Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership