Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Adam McMorland
Born: 20 December 1912
Died: 2003
Bio Notes: John Adam McMorland was born on 20 December 1912, the son of Charles McMorland, chartered accountant and his wife Louisa Dawson. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1930-33 and passed the Intermediate examination in June 1933. From September 1933 to August 1935 he gained office experience probably in Edinburgh in an as yet unidentified office. He returned to the College for the period October 1935 to June 1937, sitting the qualifying exam in the latter month and was elected ARIBA in October 1938, proposed by James Macgregor, William H Hamly and D Walker Locke. At this time he had a post with the LMS Railway company in London and was living at 23 Ellington Court, High Street, London, N14.

It is not yet known where he spent most of his working life.

He would appear to have retired in 1973 when he was a retired ARIAS. He resigned from the RIBA in 1981 at which time he was living in North Berwick. He died on 20 March 2003 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, survived by his wife, Margo Ritchie Orr.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 323, Ellington Court, High Street, London, EnglandBusiness1939  
Item 2 of 311, May Terrace, North Berwick, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1970s(?)  
Item 3 of 33, Station Court, North Berwick, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1980s(?)  

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 1London Midland and Scottish Railway Companyc. 1938 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William H Hamly24 October 1938For Associateship
Item 2 of 3D Walker Locke24 October 1938For Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Macgregor24 October 1938For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2003v15, no3 Summer issue - death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersA no6841 (Combined Box 162)