Basic Biographical Details

Name: Jane Anderson Rutherford (née Welsh)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 July 1915
Died: 28 March 2006
Bio Notes: Mrs Jane Anderson Rutherford (nee Welsh) was born on 1 July 1915, the daughter of Archibald Welsh, architect, and his wife, Emma Arnott. From 1933 to 1939 she worked in a variety of offices as articled pupil and then junior assistant. During the years 1935-39 she studied part-time at Edinburgh College, School of Architecture and at Heriot Watt College gaining her certificate in the latter year. In the same year she was accepted as a student member of the RIBA and continued therafter full-time at Edinburgh College of Art, being awarded her Diploma in June 1941. She won vacation scholarships in 1938 for sketching at Cambridge, in 1940 for making building records in Edinburgh and in 1941 for measuring buildings at Stirling under the National Buildings Record.

At the time of her application to the RIBA for membership she was studying town plannning at the College. Her address was in Kirkcaldy at this time. She was elected ARIBA in 1941. Her proposers were Thomas Rutherford whom she married, William Williamson and Gavin Lennox. She was based in Dunfermline by 1950.

She did not have an entry in the RIBA Directory for 1953-54 was perhaps taking a break in her career at that time. She was described as a 'retired architect' at the time of her death on 28 March 2006 at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. Her husband Thomas Rutherford had predeceased her.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 192, Victoria Terrace, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  

* 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 3Gavin Lennox21 October 1941For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Rutherford21 October 1941For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Williamson21 October 1941For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 no7942 (Combined Box 201)