Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Kernohan
Born: 27 April 1913
Died: 16 October 2000
Bio Notes: James Kernohan was born on 27 April 1913 and attended continuation classes at Glasgow High School from 1930 to 1931. In the latter year he enrolled at Glasgow School of Architecture and commenced a five-year apprenticeship in the Glasgow Office of Public Works. He obtained his diploma in December 1936 and was admitted ARIBA on 98 March 1937, his proposers being Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour, Thomas Harold Hughes and William Brown Whitie. He remained in the same office thereafter, holding the positions of City Architect from 1972-74 and Director of Architecture and Related Services for Glasgow District Council from 1975, retiring from his position on 27 April 1978. He resigned his RIBA membership on the latter date. He was still a retired Fellow of the RIAS in 2000 at the time of his death on 16 October at Eastwood Nursing Home. His wife Bess had predeceased him but he was survived by his son David, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 380, Ardshiel Road, Drumoyne, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  
Item 2 of 3236, Langlands Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1939 *  
Item 3 of 330, Laggan Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *2000 

* 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 2Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)19311936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)1936After 1937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Brown Whitie8 March 1937for 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 6 Darnley Housing  GlasgowScotlandCompleted with Kernohan as Director of the Department of Architecture and Related Services.
Item 2 of 61968Woodside Secondary SchoolWoodlands and Finnieston GlasgowScotlandAs City Architect
Item 3 of 61972Anderston Primary School  GlasgowScotlandAs City Architect.
Item 4 of 61972St Mungo's Academy  GlasgowScotlandAs Director of the Department of Civic Architecture and Design
Item 5 of 61975St Joseph's Primary SchoolWoodside GlasgowScotlandAs Director of the Department of Architectureadn Civic Design.
Item 6 of 6c. 1975Housing development, Summerston  GlasgowScotlandAs City Architect and Director of the Department of Architecture.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp322 Darnley, Glasgow
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Herald18 October 2000   
Item 2 of 2RIAS NewsletterFebruary 2001v12, no1 Death notice

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 no6340 (combined box 133)