Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||John Shepherd Anderson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||23 June 1908 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||John Shepherd Anderson was born on 23 June 1908. He was articled to James Shearer from June 1923 to June 1928 while attending evening classes at Lauder Technical College in Dunfermline. After the completion of his articles he continued with Shearer as an assistant until moving to Canada in 1930. |
From June to December 1930 he was an assistant with the Ontario Refining Company, Copper Cliff, Ontario where he undertook work on their administration buildings. In January of the following year he moved to a post as assistant in the office of A I Morrison, New Brunswick but remained there only until September of that year. In September 1931 he undertook a commission from M M Strauss of New York and Red Bank, New Jersey to design and erect fishing lodges on the Restigouche River, New Brunswick.
On the completion of this project from 1932-34 he took a refresher course at Ontario Technical College in Hamilton. He spent some months during this period in Scotland where he undertook some small private commissions for the church authorities. From March 1933 to March 1937 he had a post as ssistant with the Canadian Department of Mational Defence in St Johns New Brunswick and worked on airfields and ancillary buildings and armories.
He returned to Scotland in May 1937 to a post as architectural assistant with the Ministry of Works in Edinburgh. He was promoted to executive grade in early 1942 in the Ministry of Works in Manchester. He was still in this post at the time of his application for Licentiateship of the RIBA in 1948, proposed by James Shearer, Alfred Hugh Mottram and Ebenezer James MacRae.
It is not yet been established where and when he died.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Ministry of Works/76, Thirnham Road, Sale, Cheshire, England||Business||1942||After 1948|| |
|Rydal/2, Thornham Road, Manchester, England||Private||1948 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no6307 (Combined Box 131)|