Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Alexander Roy McKee
Designation: Architect
Born: 4 June 1915
Died: April 1996
Bio Notes: James Alexander Roy McKee studied for the RIBA Diploma in Town Planning. From November 1931 he was articled to H M Spiers & Co, Land Surveyor, Glasgow. However he moved after a year to the office of W R Rogers, architect and surveyor, Belfast where he remained unitl 1935. In November of that same year he took a post as assistant with Newry Urdan District Council but moved in February of the following year to the office of John McGeogh as senior assistant. In Fenruary 1938 he took a post in the Department of Works and Public Buildings which was under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance in Northern Ireland. He was admitted ARIBA in 1940, his proposers being R H Gibson, R I Linesline and R Ingleby Smith.

From February 1943 he worked for the Ministry of Health and Local Government at Stormont but left to re-enter private practice working as manager of the Belfast office of Jackson A Blakely in May 1946. He was elected ARIAS in 1955.

By 1964 McKee was Depute County Planning Officer of Ayrshirebut had moved to Worcester by 1970 to become City Architect and Planning Officer there. By 1979 he had left the local authority and was in partnership with ___ Pursey as Pursey & McKee in Worcester. Pursey has not yet been traced.

McKee died in Worcester in April 1996.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 432, McLaren Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950  
Item 2 of 411, Ramsay Garden, Castlehill, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1955 *  
Item 3 of 41, Hylton Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, EnglandBusiness1979 *  
Item 4 of 4Ashdown House/17, Ashdown Close, Malvern Road, St Johns, Worcester, Worcestershire, ScotlandBusiness1979 *After 1994 

* 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 1Ayr County Architect's Office1963 * Depute Director 

* 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 4Thomas Robert Eagar4 May 1948For Fellowship
Item 2 of 4Robert Hanna Gibson12 March 1940For Associateship.
Item 3 of 4Robert Hanna Gibson4 May 1948For Fellowship
Item 4 of 4Roland Ingleby Smith12 March 1940For Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2James Ferguson 9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2George Gilroy Graham1 March 1955For Associateship

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 11953Garrick HospitalStranraer WigtownshireScotlandLow extension to E - as job architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership