Basic Biographical Details

Name: Joseph Duncan Beaumont
Designation: Architect
Born: 29 July 1918
Died: 13 May 1970
Bio Notes: Joseph Duncan Beaumont was born in 1918, the son of Ivor Beaumont, artist and his wife, Emily Shaw. He attended the certificate course at Edinburgh College of Art from October 1938 to June 1941, and in the easter vacation of the latter year obtained a travelling scholarship to visit Manchester, while that summer he worked for the National Buildings Record at Haddington in July and August. He returned to ECA for the two-year diploma course that October. He undertook a classification survey at Galashiels for the Ministry of Health in the summer break of 1942, during August and September. He received his diploma on 11 June 1943 and the following month was working on the 'Rebuilding Edinburgh' exhibition. That September he secured another travelling scholarship, this time visiting Leeds, Liverpool, Coventry and London.

He was admitted ARIBA on 18 January 1944, his proposers being Leslie Grahame Thomson, Frank Charles MEars and William Innes Thomson. His nomination papers give his home address as Longwood, Shandon Drive, Bangor, Co Down.

He worked for East Kilbride Development Corporation from at least 1956. He was Chief Architect & Planning Officer from 1965 until his death on 23 May 1970 at Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride. He was survived by his wife, Catherine Christina Patterson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Longwood, Shandon Drive, Bangor, County Down, EirePrivate1944 *  
Item 2 of 37, Ashton Green, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  
Item 3 of 36, Glenmark, St Leonards, East Kilbride, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 * address at time of death

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3National Buildings Record (NBR)July 1941August 1941 summer vacation work at Haddington
Item 2 of 3East Kilbride Development Corporationc. 19561965Architectinitial role uncertain
Item 3 of 3East Kilbride Development Corporation19651970Chief Architect 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears18 January 1944for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)18 January 1944for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson18 January 1944for Associateship

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p565
Item 2 of 4RIBA1956Kalendar 1956-57   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 no8289 (combined box 207)