© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross.  Picture taken 1956. Chalmers at left in foreground. 

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Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Alexander Chalmers
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 May 1925
Died: 26 December 2008
Bio Notes: John Alexander Chalmers was born on 9 May 1925, the son of James Chalmers, police sergeant and his wife Isabella Gunn. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1948 and elected ARIBA and ARIAS in 1958. About this time he worked with David Peter Ross at the Ministry of Works in Edinburgh. He joined the RIAS in 1959. He rose to become the Director of Scottish Services, Department of the Environment, Property Services Agency by 1979.

He retired in 2004. He died aged 83 on 26 December 2008 in Cluny Nursing Home. He was unmarried.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 124, Greenbank Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1950After 1994 

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)c. 1956 Assistant 
Item 2 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Before 1979 Director 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of David RossInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent January 2013
Item 2 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 3 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  

Images

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross.  Picture taken 1956. Chalmers at left in foreground. 

© All rights reserved. Courtesy of David Ross. Picture taken 1956. Chalmers at left in foreground.