Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Wilson Mackintosh
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 January 1916
Died: October 1997
Bio Notes: James Wilson Mackintosh was born in Inverness on 24 January 1916. He attended the Royal Academy, Inverness from 1930 to 1932 and then joined the practice of 'D A Fowler & T Munro' as a pupil, subsequently becoming a junior assistant. He left Scotland in 1936, working first as assistant to Clemence & Co of Guildford, then as senior assistant to W H Byrne of Dublin and then in the same role for Martin E Ward of Birmingham. In 1939 he was appointed staff architect for Rotol Ltd, Gloucester, and two years later he became Assistant Emergency Works Officer for the Ministry of Works in Bristol and Gloucester.

He set up his own practice at 18 Orchard Street, Bristol in 1943. He was still at that address when he was admitted LRIBA on 11 February 1947, his proposers being C F W Dening, W H Watkins and Arthur J Knott.

By 1981 he had a post in the Property Services Agency in Hounslow.

By the time he retired and resigned his RIBA membership in January 1981, he was living in Surrey. He died in October 1997.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 118, Orchard Street, Bristol, Somerset, EnglandBusiness1943After 1947 

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 2Donald Alexander Fowler1932Before 1936Apprenticenomination papers state 'D A Fowler & T Munro'
Item 2 of 2Donald Alexander FowlerAfter 19321936Junior Assistantnomination papers state 'D A Fowler & T Munro'


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Frederick William Dening11 February 1947For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Arthur J Knott11 February 1947For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3W H Watkins & Partners11 February 1947For Licentiateship


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 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no6027 (Combined Box 114)