Basic Biographical Details

Name: John C Borlach
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: John C Borlach was James Gibbs' draughtsman for many years. He made a drawing of Kinross House which was later engraved and appeared in William Adam's 'Vitruvius Scoticus'. The American architect Charles Bullfinch owned 20 engraved plates which were to be published in a book entitled 'Designs of Architecture for Arches or John C Borlach Architect'. Although Colvin states that a unique copy is held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, there is at least one other copy in a library elsewhere (Canadian Centre for Architecture). Two editions were published between 1755 amd 1776. The book is listed in John and Joseph Boydell's 'Catalogue of Plates' (1803).

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 1James Gibbs  Draughtsman 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition