Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stevenson & Ferguson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1960
Ended: After 1979
Bio Notes: John Vallance Stevenson was admitted LRIBA in 1956. He appears to have formed a partnership with David Ferguson prior to 1970, perhaps as early as 1962 (see 'Buildings of Scotland Ayr violume). Fergsuon had been admitted LRIBA in 1956. Alexander Murdoch Buchanan was taken into partnership sometime before 1970. By 1980 the practice title had become Stevenson, Ferguson & Buchanan.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 320, Wellington Square, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1952 *  
Item 2 of 346, Townhead Street, Cumnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1964 * Still in Cumnock in 1975
Item 3 of 317, Barns Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1964After 1975 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7David FergusonMarch 19441979(?)Partner 
Item 2 of 7Andrew MasonAugust 1945June 1946Assistant 
Item 3 of 7John WilsonSeptember 1946September 1946Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 7George Gray19541959Assistant 
Item 5 of 7George Gray19611962Architect 
Item 6 of 7Alexander Murdoch Buchanan1970After 1975Architect 
Item 7 of 7John Vallace StevensonBefore 1970 PartnerWas a consultant by 1975

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 71952Housing, Greenan FarmAyr AyrshireScotlandNew housing
Item 2 of 712 June 1953Chalmers Road Housing Site, AyrAyr AyrshireScotlandPlans in hand for housing
Item 3 of 71958Sacred Heart RC ChurchGirvan AyrshireScotlandNew facade over old one
Item 4 of 71962St Andrews Free Church and hallAyr AyrshireScotlandBrick hall added
Item 5 of 71968Hourstons Drapery WarehouseAyr AyrshireScotlandAddition
Item 6 of 71969Supermarket, shops and officesTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 71969The Old Church, AyrAyr AyrshireScotlandHalls added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp128
Item 2 of 4Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder29 August 1952  p313
Item 2 of 2Builder12 June 1953  p932