Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Stevenson junior
Born: 4 November 1913
Died: 1 April 1991
Bio Notes: John Stevenson junior was born on 4 November 1913 and served a five-year apprenticeship in the office of Gavin Patterson & Son in Hamilton, beginning on 1 December 1930. He attended the Glasgow school of Architecture from September 1931 and the Royal Technical College from September 1932, receiving his certificate in Building Science in June 1935. In 1936 he joined George Hunter Gardner-Mclean as assistant. He was an Associate of the Royal Institute of Architects of Scotland from 1938, and of the Glasgow Institute of Architects by 1939, in which year he left Gardner-McLean for the office of Denny & Blain. A year later he took a post in the firm of Tarbolton & Ochterlony, and in November of the same year he moved to McLaren Dick & Co.

He passed the final exam in July 1941 and was admitted ARIBA on 21 October that year, his proposers being Gardner-McLean, Harold Ogle Tarbolton and Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony. His nomination papers state that he had spent the summer of 1938 sketching in France, and that he had exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 1940.

Stevenson died on 1 April 1991, by which time he was living in Solihull. He was a widower with no children.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 34, Gray Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1939After 1941 
Item 2 of 3173, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1941 *  
Item 3 of 3The Croch/2, Walcot Green, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands, EnglandPrivate1991 * Address at time of death

* 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 4(Colonel) George Hunter Gardner-McLean19361939Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Denny & Blain19391940Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Tarbolton & Ochterlony1940November 1940Assistant 
Item 4 of 4McLaren, Dick & Co LtdNovember 1940 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Colonel) George Hunter Gardner-McLean21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton21 October 1941for Associateship


Bibliographic References

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

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 no7940 (combined box 201)