Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Duncan Grant
Bio Notes: John Duncan Grant was probably born in the 1890s. He was articled to John Robertson of Inverness from January 1904 and remained with him as assistant until 1910. During this period he attended evening classes (location not specified) supplementing this by a correspondence course. In September 1912 he moved to London to become an assistant to P C Holland whilst apprently also working for London Council Superintending Architects' Department. In July 1914 he emigrated to Rhodesia and took a post as architectural assistant in the Public Works Department in Salisbury. He served with the forces in East Africa and France during the First World War and on demobilisation in April 1919 returned to England to take up a post with R E Wainch (unclear in Nomination Paper) and H M Cantley in Ipswich. He spent some months in 1923 working for the Works & Buildings Department of the Air Ministry in London and from December of that year with the Housing Section of the Borough Engineer's Depatment in Woolwich.

He was admitted ARIBA on 3 March 1924, nominated by the Coucil of the RIBA.

By 1950 Grant had returned to Scotland and had a post in the Burgh Architect's Office in Inverness.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 319, Lancaster Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, EnglandPrivate1924 *  
Item 2 of 3Borough Engineer's Department, Town Hall, Woolwich, London, EnglandBusiness1924 *  
Item 3 of 311, High Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  

* 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 9John RobertsonJanuary 1904December 1908Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9John RobertsonDecember 1908October 1910Assistant 
Item 3 of 9London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19121914Assistant 
Item 4 of 9Percy Estcourt HollandSeptember 1912June 1914Assistant 
Item 5 of 9Public Works Department, Salisbury, RhodesiaJuly 1914August 1915Assistant 
Item 6 of 9R C Wainch and H M CantleyApril 1919February 1923Assistant 
Item 7 of 9Air Ministry Works & Buildings DepartmentAugust 1923December 1923Assistant 
Item 8 of 9Woolwich Burgh Engineer's DepartmentDecember 1923 Assistant 
Item 9 of 9Inverness Burgh Architect's Department1950 * 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 1RIBA Council3 March 1924For 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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3747 (microfilm reel 28)