Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Watson Masson junior
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 July 1909
Died: Mid 2000
Bio Notes: John Watson Masson was born on 11 July 1909. He was described as John Masson junior in his RIBA Nomination Paper. He studied at Aberdeen School of Architecture from August 1926 (presumably part-time) and at the same time served his articles with George Bennett Mitchell & Son. He sat the final exams in 1932. He took a post in the Ministry of Works in London in 1934. His election to membership of the RIBA was deferred because of the Second World War. He passed the Professional Practice exam in 1945 and was elected ARIBA on 7 May 1946, proposed by Thomas Spencer, F Sutcliffe and W Fraser Granger. He remained for the rest of his career with the Ministry of Works and retired from the Department of the Environment, which the Ministry had by then become, on 30 November 1975.

He died in Surrey in mid-2000. His death was registered between July and September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Hallam House/7, Churchill Avenue, London, EnglandBusiness1955 *After 1970(?) 

* 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 2George Bennett Mitchell & SonLate 1920s Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1934 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Fraser Granger7 May 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Spencer7 May 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3F Sutcliffe7 May 1946For Associateship


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 A no8676 (Combined Box 214)