Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Watson Jackson
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 November 1913
Died: 28 September 1984
Bio Notes: David Watson Jackson was born on 3 November 1911. He took the certificate course in Building at the Royal Technical College from 1932 to 1937 and was articled to Sam Bunton from the latter year to 1942. He also took the diploma course at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1938 to 1945. The vacations of the years 1943 and 1944 were spent measuring buildings in Eaglesham, Hamilton, Kilmaurs and Rowallan Castle for the SNBR. He sat the final exam in June 1945 and was elected ARIBA on 15 January 1946, his proposers being Professor William James Smith, Alexander Wright and Jack Coia. He spent some months in 1946 as assistant to James Miller of George Street, Edinburgh and therafter worked for the Ministry of Health and Local Government, the Government of Northern Ireland, working on housing and hospitals.

From 1957 he worked for the Ministry of Finance but was attached to the Ministry of Commerce as senior architect and undertook industrial work. He was elected FRIBA on 3 April 1968, proposed by C Munro, Chief Architect in the Ministry of Finance, Donald Shanks, and William C McVeigh.

At the time of his death on 28 September 1984, he was living in County Down.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 335, Moss Road, Holywood, County Down, Northern IrelandPrivate 1984 
Item 2 of 3194, Woodland Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1945 *  
Item 3 of 355, Hawthornden Road, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1968 *  

* 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 4Sam Bunton19371942Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4(Sir) James Miller19461946Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Ministry of Health and Local Government, Government of Northern Ireland19461957Architect 
Item 4 of 4Ministry of Finance Architect's Department, (or Department of Works & Public Buildings) Government of Northern Ireland1957After 1968Senior Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Jack Antonio Coia15 January 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 6William C McVeigh3 April 1968For Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Charles Munro3 April 1968For Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Donald A Shanks3 April 1968For Fellowship
Item 5 of 6(Professor) William James Smith15 January 1946For Associateship
Item 6 of 6Alexander Wright15 January 1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A 8586, F 5920 (Combined Box 108)