Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Napier Cunningham
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Napier Cunningham was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1951. He studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture and was admitted ARIBA in 1954 and ARIAS two years later. He remained in Glasgow after qualification. By 1970 he was a partner in Thomas Cordiner, Cunningham & Partners. After this practice broke up he formed his own practice as the Cunningham Glass Partnership (before 1979). He retired in October 1991.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 561, Neilston Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954 *  
Item 2 of 58, India Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1960  
Item 3 of 55, Newton Place, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1966  
Item 4 of 5314, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1970 *After 1979 
Item 5 of 5Drummond House/1, Hill Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1987  

* 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 2Thomas Cordiner, Cunningham & Partners1965(?)After 1970Partner 
Item 2 of 2Cunningham Glass PartnershipBefore 1979 Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Gordon Liam Findlay19641968Associate 

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 791960sApproved SchoolShandon DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 2 of 791960sApproved SchoolGartmore Stirlingshire  
Item 3 of 791960sApproved SchoolAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 791960sEaglesham ArmsEaglesham RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 791960sFactory for Scottish Industrial EstatesBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 791960sGlasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandAdditions to Royal College (cost 2.5m) - probably the extension scheme mentioned in the Builder (see below).
Item 7 of 791960sHigh Court  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 791960sKenmure Approved SchoolBishopbriggs GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 791960sPhilips Lighting Hamilton FactoryHamilton LanarkshireScotlandNew factory or extension to old factory costing 500,000
Item 10 of 791960sPrivate Housing schemeKilmacolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 11 of 791960sPrivate Housing SchemeNeilston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 12 of 791960sPrivate Housing SchemeBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 791960sPrivate Housing Scheme, BerryknowesChrystone LanarkshireScotland 
Item 14 of 791960sScottish Colorfoto FactoryAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 791960sSilver Thread HotelPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 791960sSt Fergus ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 791960sStrathleven Bonded WarehousesDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 18 of 791960sUnion Bank  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 19 of 791960Clydebank Technical CollegeClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandOriginal college building
Item 20 of 791964Bethania House for the elderlyDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 21 of 791965St Gregory RC ChurchMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 791966Company headquarters for AMP (GB) LtdSowton Estate ExeterEngland 
Item 23 of 791966Glasgow School for the DeafMilton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 791966Licensed premises complex, West George Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 791966Private houseRabat  Malta 
Item 26 of 791966Production research and development, staff facilities for AMP (GB) LtdBideford DevonEngland 
Item 27 of 791967Clydebank Technical CollegeClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 28 of 791967St Gilda's RC ChurchRoseneath DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 29 of 791967Wellpark Brewery, TownheadDennistoun GlasgowScotlandNew brewery on old site
Item 30 of 791970sBarrhead Sports CentreBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 31 of 791970sFactory office block  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 791970sProvost's PoolStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 33 of 791970sTelephone showroom  AberdeenScotland 
Item 34 of 791970St Stephen's RC ChurchSighthill GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 791971Boots office and shop accommodation  GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 79197215 private residential developmentsWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 37 of 79197250 acre public parkWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 38 of 791972Golf course and clubhouseWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 39 of 791972Industrial estateWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 40 of 791972Roman Court, flats and townhousesBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 41 of 791972Town Shopping CentreWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 42 of 791972Westhill TownshipWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 43 of 791973St Andrew's RC Primary SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandIn conjunction with the County Architect?
Item 44 of 791975Caledonian House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 45 of 791975Castle ForbesAlford AberdeenshireScotlandRefurbishment
Item 46 of 791975Fincastle HarrisInverness-shireScotlandRefurbishment
Item 47 of 791975Industrial and commercial buildingsWesthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 48 of 791975Industrial and commercial buildings and warehousesBridge of Don AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 49 of 79Before 1975Albion Way Public HouseIbrox Glasgow  
Item 50 of 79Before 1975Caledonian HotelStornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 
Item 51 of 79Before 1975Factory for Eurobad MouldingsBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 52 of 79Before 1975Factory of Simplicity PatternsBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 53 of 79Before 1975Locheil Ltd distribution depot for Shell MexRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 54 of 79Before 1975School for the Deaf  GlasgowScotland 
Item 55 of 79Before 1975West of Scotland Agricultural College, Auchincruive/AuchencruiveSt Quivox AyrshireScotlandTeaching and biology block
Item 56 of 79c. 1975British Bank of Commmerce Ltd offices   Scotland 
Item 57 of 79c. 1975Strathleven Bonded WarehousesDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandCased goods store
Item 58 of 79c. 1975Swimming pool and recreation centreBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 59 of 79c. 1975Ulster Brewery   Northern Ireland 
Item 60 of 79c. 1975Wellpark Brewery, TownheadDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAdditions, Phase I
Item 61 of 791977Carrongrange SchoolFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandExtension of Carrongrange annexe - section of High School
Item 62 of 791980Health CentreBarrhead Renfrewshire  
Item 63 of 791980Springburn CentreSpringburn GlasgowScotlandNot certain if involved?
Item 64 of 79Before 1981AMP FactoryPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 65 of 79Before 1981Clydesdale BankBridge of Don AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 66 of 79Before 1981Clydesdale Bank, Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 67 of 79Before 1981Factory for the SDABlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 68 of 79Before 1981GEAR scheme  GlasgowScotland 
Item 69 of 79Before 1981Office block for International Caledonian Assets  AberdeenScotland 
Item 70 of 79Before 1981Scottish Equitable Distribution warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 71 of 79Before 1981Sheletered Housing, EddlewoodHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 72 of 79Before 1981Sheltered housingCarluke LanarkshireScotland 
Item 73 of 79Before 1981Sheltered housingLarkhall LanarkshireScotland 
Item 74 of 79Before 1981Torrance Primary SchoolTorrance StirlingshireScotlandProbably in conjunction with Strathclyde Regional Council Architectural Services.
Item 75 of 791982Grampian House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 76 of 791983Royal Mail Sorting Office  GlasgowScotlandMay or may not be involved
Item 77 of 791990New Airdrie County BuildingsAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 78 of 791990Turnberry Hotel and Railway StationTurnberry AyrshireScotlandCountry club and spa
Item 79 of 791991Turnberry Golf ClubhouseTurnberry AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 8RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 8RIBA1966Kalendar 1966-67   
Item 4 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 8 of 8Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)   

Archive References

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