Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Wallace
Born: 5 February 1893
Died: 1969
Bio Notes: James Wallace was born in Partick, Glasgow on 5 February 1893, the son of James Wallace, tobacco traveller, and his wife Jane Stuart Campbell. He was articled to Neil Campbell Duff in 1909, studying at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College. He subsequently worked as assistant to Thomson & Sandilands, John Burnet Son & Dick, and James Miller of Glasgow, before moving to Cardiff in 1927 to join Ivor Jones & Percy Thomas as chief assistant. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 5 February 1934, his proposers being Percy Thomas, Harry Feather and Thomas Alwyn Lloyd.

James Wallace practised in Glasgow in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He was admitted LRIBA in 1934. He came briefly into prominence by winning the open competition for the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1936. In 1948-1950 he was living and working on Bute. He moved to Glasgow shortly thereafter where he remained until at least 1964. He was elected FRIAS that year. He retired in 1967 and moved to Bath.

He died in Barnstaple between April and June 1969.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Kingswear/2, Chargot Road, Cardiff, WalesPrivate1934  
Item 2 of 65, High Street, Rothesay, Bute, ScotlandPrivate/business1948c. 1950 
Item 3 of 6172, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19511960 
Item 4 of 68, Glasgow Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1964 *  
Item 5 of 6122, Wellington Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1964  
Item 6 of 65, Abbey Court, Edwards Street, Bath, Somerset, EnglandPrivate1970 *  

* 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 5Neil Campbell Duff1909c. 1914Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Thomson & Sandilandsc. 1914c. 1914Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Burnet, Son & DickAfter 1921Before 1927Assistant 
Item 4 of 5James MillerAfter 1921Before 1927Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Ivor Jones & Percy Thomas1927After 1933Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Harry Feather5 February 1934For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Alwyn Lloyd5 February 1934For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Percy Edward Thomas5 February 1934For 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 101936Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art  DundeeScotlandWon competition to secure job; built 1953 onwards
Item 2 of 101938Technical College  DundeeScotlandCompetition results
Item 3 of 101948 J D Dick, Bridgeton   GlasgowScotlandAlterations and Additions
Item 4 of 101948Garage and Offices. Helen Street  GlasgowScotlandFor Northern Roadways Limited
Item 5 of 101951Offices for Harland & Wolff Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 101951Workshops, Garage and Tools Department, Nitsdale Drive  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 101952High Carntyne Parish Church HallsHigh Carntyne GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 1011 December 1953New Workshops, Main StreetChapelhall LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for new workshops
Item 9 of 105 February 1954Hostel and Halls, Bonkle RoadNewmains LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for new hostel and halls
Item 10 of 1012 March 1954Premises of W R Benson, Keppochhill Road  Glasgow Plans in hand for alterations and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art p63
Item 2 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970  In list of retired members

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder13 February 1948  p208 - address 5 High Street Rothesay
Item 2 of 5Builder26 October 1951  p570
Item 3 of 5Builder11 December 1953  p946
Item 4 of 5Builder5 February 1954  p281
Item 5 of 5Builder12 March 1954  p488

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 4England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 4National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 4RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4362 (combined box 10)