Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Bell Russell
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 April 1906
Bio Notes: James Bell Russell was probably born in Scotland. He attended the senior certificate course at Glasgow School of Art from 1921 -27. During that period he was articled to Baird & Thomson in Glasgow. After the completion of his course and articles he took a salaried post with the Office of Public Works, Glasgow Corporation, rapidly rising to the post of draughtsman. In 1929 he emigrated to Montreal and took up a similar position with Maxwell & Pitts there. He was elected ARIBA in 1931, his proposers being William Sutherland Maxwell, Philip J Turner and Ramsay Traquair.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Bank of Montreal, PO Box 6002, Montreal, CanadaBusinessBefore 1960After 1970 
Item 2 of 2156, Liberty Road, Beaconsfield, Quebec, CanadaPrivate1979After 1987 

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 3Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department) 1929Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 3Baird & Thomson19211927Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Maxwell & Pitts19291931Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Sutherland MaxwellMid 1931For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Ramsay TraquairMid 1931For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Philip John TurnerMid 1931For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

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 4702 (Combined box 30) - paper of James Bell Russell