Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James Hastie MacLeod |
|Designation: || |
|Born: ||6 October 1909 |
|Died: ||12 February 1993 |
|Bio Notes: ||James Hastie MacLeod was born on 6 October 1909, the son of Alexander MacLeod, oil and colour works manager and his wife, Lily Hastie. He served his apprenticeship in the office of Gardner & Glen in Glasgow from September 1924, attending classes in building construction at Glasgow High School for a year and then studying at Glasgow School of Art and Royal Technical College. He was registered as a probationer in January 1929, and it was presumably in this year that he was appointed assistant to Gardner & Glen. When Glen left the firm in that same year, MacLeod remained with Gardner as assistant. |
In 1933 he left that office to join A Maclean Goudie of Stranraer as chief assistant. He moved again in 1935 to take up the same role in the practice of Charles James McNair, who took Robert Walter Elder into partnership shortly afterwards, the firm becoming McNair & Elder. In 1936 MacLeod took another chief assistant position in the office of Sam Bunton.
From 1939 to 1945, MacLeod served in the Royal Engineers, travelling in Europe.
In June 1946 Bunton appointed MacLeod a principal in his firm, a post he was able to take up when he left the armed forces exactly a year later. He was admitted ARIBA on 25 June 1946, his proposers being George Hunter Gardner-McLean, John Ross McKay and George Donaldson Macniven.
He was still in Bunton's office in 1950. By 1970 he had entered into independent practice with Kenneth Murray Fraser at 28 Highburgh Road, Glasgow.
He died at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow on 12 February 1993. He was survived by his wife, Barbara Cooper Fraser Downs. His brother-in-law registered his death.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this :|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|271, Crow Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Private|| ||1993|| |
|14, Glenburn Road, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, Scotland||Private||1946 *|| || |
|87, West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||Before 1946||After 1950||in Sam Bunton's office|
|7, Somerset Place, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||c. 1950 *||After 1964|| |
|28, Highburgh Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Private/business(?)||Before 1970||After 1979||McLeod & Fraser|
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this :|
|Post Office Directories|| || || || || |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following periodicals contain references to this :|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIAS Newsletter||May 1993||v4, no4|| ||Death note|
|The following archives hold material relating to this :|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no5914 (combined box 107)|