Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Allain Maurice Cowell
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: John Allain Maurice Cowell was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1957. He does not appear to have become a member of the RIBA.

He worked for Gillespie Kidd & Coia in the 1960s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1337, Glasgow Road, Ralston, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960After 1965 

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 2Gillespie Kidd & Coia1960s Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Gillespie Kidd & Coiac. 1975 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11959St Peter's SeminaryCardross DunbartonshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdpp32, 86, 116, 119, 132-40, 149-50, 153, 170 Cardross Seminary
Item 2 of 5Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p226, p229, St Peter's Seminary
Item 3 of 5RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 5 of 5Watters, Diane1997Cardross Seminary: Gillespie Kidd and Coia and the architecture of postwar Catholicism RCAHMS 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6464