Basic Biographical Details

Name: Joseph Browne Dick Gorman
Born: 10 April 1880
Bio Notes: Joseph Browne Dick Gorman was born on 10 April 1880 and appears to have been the younger brother of James Gorman, his early career following a similar course. He was articled to Andrew Granger Heiton of Perth in 1895, transferring to the office of Alexander Nisbet Paterson in Glasgow in 1897 which enabled hime to study at Glasgow School of Art. He remained as assistant until 1902 when he moved to the office of Stewart & Paterson, the Paterson there being George Andrew Paterson, unrelated to Alexander Nisbet but a former fellow assistant with Gorman in the latter's firm. At the beginning of 1905 Joseph Gorman followed his brother to James Pearson Alson's office in Hawick. In 1906 he was briefly in the office of Clarke & Bell in Glasgow before emigrating to Montreal to work first for Ross & MacFarlane for two-and-a-half years, and then for Brown & Vallance. He was still with the latter firm when he was admitted LRIBA in late 1910, his proposers being Alexander Nisbet Paterson, Professor Alexander McGibbon and George Allen Ross of Ross & MacFarlane.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Montreal, CanadaPrivate/business1910 *  

* 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 8Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)18951897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8Alexander Nisbet Paterson1897c. 1900Apprentice 
Item 3 of 8Alexander Nisbet Patersonc. 19001902Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Stewart & Paterson19021905Assistant 
Item 5 of 8James Pearson Alison19051906Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Clarke & Bell19061906AssistantFor three months only
Item 7 of 8Ross & MacFarlane19061908Assistant 
Item 8 of 8Brown & Vallance1908After 1910Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander McGibbonLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Nisbet PatersonLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3George Allen RossLate 1910for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31901Golfhill Public SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Alexander Nisbet Paterson
Item 2 of 31902Broomhill UF Church and hallsPartick GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Stewart & Paterson
Item 3 of 31904Anderston Public LibraryAnderston GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Stewart & Paterson


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v4 no245 (microfilm reel 30)