Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Hastie MacLeod
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 :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5271, Crow Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1993 
Item 2 of 514, Glenburn Road, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 3 of 587, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1946After 1950in Sam Bunton's office
Item 4 of 57, Somerset Place, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1950 *After 1964 
Item 5 of 528, Highburgh Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1970After 1979McLeod & Fraser

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8Gardner & GlenSeptember 1924c. 1919Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Albert Victor Gardnerc. 19291933Assistant 
Item 3 of 8Alexander Maclean Goudie19331935Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Charles James McNair19351936Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 8McNair & Elder19361936Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Sam Bunton19361939Chief Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Sam Bunton & AssociatesJune 1944After 1950Architect(NB: accepted role in June 1944 but could not take it up until June 1945)
Item 8 of 8MacLeod & FraserBefore 1970 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Colonel) George Hunter Gardner-McLean25 June 1946for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Donaldson Macniven25 June 1946for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Ross McKay25 June 1946for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterMay 1993v4, no4 Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5914 (combined box 107)