Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Wright
Born: 13 July 1910
Died: 15 March 1987
Bio Notes: James Wright was born on 13 July 1910, the son of John Henry Wright, building contractor, and his wife Marion Lambie. He attended evening classes at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1930 to 1935, whilst undertaking office experience for four years. He continued with the diploma course, attending day classes at the School from 1935 to 1937. He passed the Professional Practice exam in December 1936 and obtained his diploma in June 1937. He was admitted ARIBA on 6 December the same year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and William Cowie. At the time of his application for admittance he was working in the office of Alexander Mair in Ayr, and was living in Troon. His nomination papers state that he had previously made measured drawings of Kilwinning Abbey and studied recent work in Germany.

Wright died at the County Hospital, Ayr, 15 March 1987, survived by his wife, Annie Gilmour Barr Hunter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 231, Wilson Avenue, Troon, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate 1987 
Item 2 of 252, St Meddens Street, Troon, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  

* 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 1Alexander Mair1937 * Assistant 

* 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 3William Cowie6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith6 December 1937for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6593 (combined box 148)