Basic Biographical Details

Name: Brierley & Rutherford
Born: 1918
Died: August 1926 or January 1927
Bio Notes: James Hervey Rutherford was born in 1874 and articled to Robert Rowand Anderson in 1893, attending classes at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art and Heriot-Watt College. In 1899 he moved to London to work for John Belcher, moving in 1900 to the office of Leonard Stokes and in 1901 to that of William Douglas Caröe. During that period he attended the RA Schools and won a number of prizes and scholarships, including the Pugin Studentship in 1899 and the Owen Jones in 1901. The latter enabled him to spend six months of 1902 travelling in Spain, Siciliy and Italy.

Rutherford moved to York in 1901 as chief assistant to Walter Henry Brierley. Surprisingly Rutherford either never sat or failed to pass the qualifying exam and so did not seek membership of the RIBA until 1911 when he was admitted LRIBA, proposed by Samuel Needham, president of the York & Yorkshire Architectural Society.

Brierley took Rutherford into partnership in 1918. After Brierley died in August 1926 Rutherford went into partnership with John Stuart Syme, who had been a fellow apprentice in Anderson's office. The partnership was dissolved in 1939.

Rutherford died in 1946

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 113, Lendal, York, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1918August 1926 or January 1927 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7Walter Henry Brierley1918August 1926Partner 
Item 2 of 7James Hervey Rutherford1918August 1926 or January 1927Partner 
Item 3 of 7John Stuart Syme1918August 1926 or January 1927Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 7James Brodiec. 1919After 1921Assistant(?) 
Item 5 of 7Alec Nisbet1919 or 19201920Assistant 
Item 6 of 7James Maclaren Honeyman19221923Senior Draughtsman 
Item 7 of 7Edward Henry Anthony BlountMarch 1925January 1926Assistant 

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 2After 1918(?)HouseNairn NairnshireScotlandProbably done in partnership, but possibly by Rutherford when still Brierley's assistant prior to partnership
Item 2 of 21919Daily Mail ideal workers' houses, Northern industrial area   EnglandCompetition design by Rutherford


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