Basic Biographical Details

Name: Reginald William Johnston
Born: 7 June 1912
Died: 2004
Bio Notes: Reginald William Johnston was born on 7 June 1912; it is not clear whether he was Scottish. He studied at the University of Cambridge from 1931 to 1934 and at Edinburgh College of Art from the latter year until June 1936. He then spent a year as assistant to Tarbolton & Ochterlony and another as assistant to T P Marwick & Son, passing the qualifying exam in December 1937. He was admitted ARIBA on 24 October 1938, his proposers being Harold Ogle Tarbolton, Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony and Thomas Craigie Marwick. He was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and was living at 3 Howden Hall Road, Edinburgh at that time.

By about 1940 he appears to be still an assistant with the Marwick practice. In 1950 his address is given as being in Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire but he moved to England to work for Clifford Strange & Partners by 1960 and later for J Godfrey-Gilbert & Partners.

He died in 2004, his death being registered in November.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 83, Howden Hall Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1938After 1939 
Item 2 of 834, Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1940  
Item 3 of 85, Church Hill, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1946  
Item 4 of 8Tomboyach, Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 5 of 8116A, High Street, Billericay, Essex, EnglandBusiness1960 *  
Item 6 of 81-3, The Broadway, London, EnglandBusiness1970  
Item 7 of 829, Hartington Road, Chiswick, London, EnglandPrivate1979 *  
Item 8 of 822, Oaken Grove, Maidenhead, Berkshire, EnglandPrivate1987After 1994 

* 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 4Tarbolton & Ochterlony19361937Assistant 
Item 2 of 4T P Marwick & Son19371938Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Clifford Strange1960 * Architect 
Item 4 of 4J Godfrey-Gilbert & Partners1970 Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Craigie Marwick24 October 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony24 October 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton24 October 1938for Associateship

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 11949Aldour BridgePitlochry PerthshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 8Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 8RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 8RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 8RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 8RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 6 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 7 of 8RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 8 of 8RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

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 no 6838 (combined box 162)