Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Smith (junior)
Born: 13 September 1905
Died: 21 December 1957
Bio Notes: James Smith was born on 13 September 1905, the son of JAmes Smith, school headmaster, and his wife Agnes Sorbie. He was articled to Hutton & Taylor in August 1924, studying at the Glasgow School of Architecture. He transferred to the firm of Denny & Blain for the final year of his apprenticeship and remained for a further year as assistant, leaving them to make a study tour of Holland and Germany in September 1930. Having returned in November that year he joined James Taylor Thomson as an assistant. He was still there in 1932 when he obtained his diploma and was admitted ARIBA at the end of the year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes and his former employers David Bateman Hutton and Thomas Lumsden Taylor.

In the RIBA Kalendar 1950 he is described as 'James Smith junior'. He died on 21 December 1957 aged 52. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1160, Fergus Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1932 *After 1950 

* 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 4Hutton & TaylorApril 1924May 1928Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Denny & BlainJune 1928c. July 1929Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Denny & Blainc. July 1929August 1930Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 4James Taylor ThomsonNovember 1930After 1932Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David Bateman HuttonLate 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Lumsden TaylorLate 1932for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no5009 (combined box 50)