Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Bulloch
Born: c. 1882
Bio Notes: Archibald Bulloch was born c.1882 and was articled to John Murray Robertson in Dundee on 6 June 1898. When Robertson died in 1901 he completed his articles with Robertson's successor James Findlay in 1902. He then obtained a post in the LCC Highways Department in London and from there managed to gain a place in the office of Niven & Wigglesworth where he worked alongside a fellow Dundonian Frank Drummond Thomson in 1903. He obtained a post in H M Office of Works, London in 1904, working initially on generating stations and later on post offices and Inland Revenue premises. He was still in the same office when he passed the qualifying exam in 1906, and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December the latter year, his proposers being David Barclay Niven, Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth and his chief Sir Henry Tanner. He was promoted assistant Architect in 1909.

In 1919 he was sent to Shanghai on Office of Works business returning to its Manchester office in the same year. He was promoted architect in 1920 and rejoined the London office where he specialised in post office and telephone exchanges design. Those at Bridgend and Chepstow (1922); Aberdare and Abertillery (1924); Ammanford, Ludlow and Bodmin (1925); Evesham, Macclesfield, Wellington, Walsall and Avonmouth (1926) show that Bulloch was an exceptionally able designer who deserves to be better known. The finest of the series was Bath (1923-27), its sophisticated neo-Georgian fitting seamlessly into that city’s townscape.

Bulloch was admitted FRIBA on 28 March 1927, his proposers being David Barclay Niven, Sir Richard Allison and Sir Henry Tanner. By hat date he had travelled in Belgium, France, Malta, Ceylon and Japan probably on Office of Works business, the last being in connection with the large embassy project there.

In the 1930s Bulloch was the Air Ministry architect.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, England(?)Business   

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 5John Murray Robertson6 June 18981901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5James Findlay19016 June 1902Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5London County Council Highways Department (LCC Highways Department)6 June 19021903Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Niven & Wigglesworth19031904Assistant 
Item 5 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19041919AssistantIn London office?


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3David Barclay Niven3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Henry Tanner3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth3 December 1906for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Arnold McKenzie Hunter19 June 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 4Margaret Findlay Makins20 May 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 4William Wardlaw Sclanders20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 4Archibald Scott1930for Fellowship

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 1c. 1934RAF Leuchars, Domestic Side, Old Sergeants' Mess, Building 8Leuchars Fife As Leuchars came under the Air Ministry at this time as a Flight training School, the architect was probably Bulloch.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

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 A v16 p154 (microfilm reel 19); F no2475 (box 7)