Basic Biographical Details

Name: Joseph Cunningham
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 February 1911
Died: 20 July 1975
Bio Notes: Joseph Cunningham was born on 20 February 1911. He took the certificate course in architecture at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College in Glasgow while at the same time working as an assistant with Dunbartonshire County Council architects' department under Joseph Weekes from 1928-34. From 1934-36 he was an assistant in the practice of James Taylor Thomson, moving in the latter year to Birmingham to the office of Harry Weedon for two years.

He entered the office of Peter Hing & Jones also in Birmingham in 1938 and became a partner in April 1954.

The following year, 1955, he was elected LRIBA, proposed by Harry W Weedon, H Peter Hing and John H Jones.

He died on 20 July 1975.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3121, Colmore Row, Birmingham, EnglandBusiness1955 *  
Item 2 of 344, Peacock Road, Birmingham, EnglandPrivate1955 *  
Item 3 of 325, Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, EnglandBusiness1975 *  

* 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 5Dunbartonshire County Architects DepartmentNovember 1928 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5James Taylor Thomson19341936Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Harry W Weedon19361938Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Peter Hing & Jones19381954Architect 
Item 5 of 5Peter Hing & JonesApril 1954 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3H Peter Hing1955For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John H Jones1955For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Harry W Weedon1955For Licentiateship


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 PapersL6615 (Box 149)