Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Victor Trousdell Scott
Born: 10 August 1919
Died: 1958
Bio Notes: James Victor Trousdell Scott was a Northern Irish architect. He was born on 10 August 1919, the son of Belfast architect-engineer and Reformed Presbyterian Church member James Scott and his wife Emily. He had at least one brother, Hugh, born 1911.

The younger James Scott studied for an architecture diploma at Liverpool University from October 1937 to June 1942. During that period he spent a week making measured drawings of King's College, Cambridge in July 1939, undertook similar study in Bath, and worked for seven months (June 1940 to January 1941) as assistant to John McGeagh (or McGeogh?) of Ocean Buildings, Belfast, and for three months (July 1941 to September 1941) as assistant to Hobart & Heron of Scottish Provident Buildings, Belfast. He was passed the final exam in July 1942 and was admitted ARIBA on 17 November that year, his proposers being Lionel Budden, Ber. In the same year he was also awarded the Sir Andrew Grant postgraduate scholarship (120) for the Town Planning course at Edinburgh College of Art, qualifying in 1943. He then joined Dumfries County Council as Assistant County Planning Officer. In 1944 he was admitted AMTPI, and in the same year he was appointed Borough Architect and Planning Officer to Coleraine Borough Council.

He commenced independent practice at Lombard Street, Belfast in 1949, taking over his father's practice upon the latter's death in 1949 or 1950. He was still practising in Belfast, by then at 30 College Gardens, when he was elected FRIBA on 6 May 1958, his proposers being Richard Llewellyn Davies, Reginald Sharman Wilshere and Ronald Bradbury. He died later the same year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Craigtara/18, Annadale Avenue, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1942 *  
Item 2 of 5Lombard Street, Belfast, Northern IrelandBusiness1949  
Item 3 of 518, Annasdale Avenue, Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1950 *  
Item 4 of 53, Adelaide Park, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1958  
Item 5 of 530, College Gardens, Belfast, Northern IrelandBusiness1958  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Gibson & McGeaghJuly 1940January 1941AssistantWith John McGeagh
Item 2 of 4Hobart & HeronJuly 1941September 1941Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Dumfries County Council Planning Offices19431944AssistantAssistant County Planning Officer
Item 4 of 4Coleraine Borough Council19441947Chief ArchitectBorough Architect and Planning Officer

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1John Neil19541958Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Ronald Bradbury6 May 1958for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6Lionel Bailey Budden17 November 1942for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Richard Llewelyn Davies (Professor Lord)6 May 1958for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6James Ernest Marshall17 November 1942for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Bernard A Miller17 November 1942for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Reginald Sharman Wilshere6 May 1958for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Irish Architectural ArchiveDictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940 Entries for James Victor Trousdell Scott and for his father James Scott
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8109 (combined box 204); F no5333 (combined box 72)