Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Alexander Farquhar
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 February 1922
Died: 2006
Bio Notes: James Alexander Farquhar was born on 9 February 1922. From July 1939 to July 1941 he took the part-time course at Aberdeen School of Architecture. At the same time he was articled in the office of E L Williamson in Aberdeen. He moved to Tawse & Allen as an assistant in July 1942. During the period July 1941 to December 1946 he continued his training by correspondence course and private study.

In July 1945 he took a post as assistant to Ronald C Bampton, Chatham, Kent. He was elected ARIBA on 6 May 1947. He had no proposers but applied for nomination by the Council of the RIBA under Bye Law 3(d).

He died in 2006 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. His death was registered in March of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 437, Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, EnglandBusiness1947  
Item 2 of 459, Valley View Road, Rochester, Kent, EnglandPrivate1947  
Item 3 of 423, Merton Road, Moseley, Birmingham, EnglandPrivatec. 1970  
Item 4 of 438, Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, EnglandBusinessc. 1970  

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 3Edwin L WilliamsonJuly 1939July 1942Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Tawse & AllanJuly 1942July 1945Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Ronald C BamptonJuly 1945 Assistant 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8957 (Combined Box 220)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James