Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Joliffe Read
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Joliffe Read studied for the degree of MA at the University of Cambridge. He was elected ARIBA in 1954 and ARIAS in 1964. He was working in Cumbernauld at the latter date. He had returned to England by 1970 and was based in London. In 1979 he had a post with the Department of the Environment. From 1991 to 2004 he was a director of the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 616, Eastholm, Golders Green, London, EnglandPrivatec. 1954 Address while still a student - perhaps home address?
Item 2 of 612, Vincent Square, Westminster, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)c. 1956  
Item 3 of 6241, Mountnessing Road, Billericay, Essex, EnglandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 4 of 67, Park Way, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1964After 1965 
Item 5 of 616, Eastholm, London, EnglandPrivate1970  
Item 6 of 6DOE Room 4/11, 25, Saville Row, London, EnglandBusiness1979  

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 2Cumbernauld New Town Development Corporation1964 * Architect 
Item 2 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Before 1979 *After 1984Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 7RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 7RIBA1956Kalendar 1956-57   
Item 3 of 7RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 7RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership