Basic Biographical Details

Name: William James Castell Irvine
Born: 2 May 1911
Died: 22 January 2004
Bio Notes: William James Castell Irvine was born on 2 May 1911 and was served a three-year apprenticeship in an unspecified office from August 1929, following which he spent three years studying at Aberdeen School of Architecture. He obtained his diploma, and an exemption from the RIBA final exam, in July 1935, and was admitted ARIBA on 18 October 1937, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie and John Gibb Marr. At that time he was working in the office of Jenkins & Marr.

By 1950 he had moved to Stirling and had taken a post in the County Architect's Office there. By 1970 he had moved back to Aberdeen wo work for the City Architect's Department.

Irvine resigned from the RIBA in December 1976, having retired. His address at that time was 38 Cairncry Road, Aberdeen. He died on 22 January 2004 at the City Hospital in Aberdeen. His wife Doris Margaret Isnie survived him as did his son Bruce.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 35, Hosefield Avenue, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  
Item 2 of 3County Architect's Office, Spittal Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 338, Cairncry Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1970 *2004 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Jenkins & Marr1937 * Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Stirling County Council Architects' Department1950 * Architect 
Item 3 of 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)c. 1970 Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie18 October 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Gibb Marr18 October 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo18 October 1937for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6464 (combined box 141)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James