Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Brodie
Bio Notes: James Brodie was articled to A & W Reid & Wittet of Elgin from 1896 to 1901 and remained as assistant for a year after completing his apprenticeship. In 1902 he moved to Edinburgh and secured an appointment as draughtsman to Kinross & Tarbolton. He spent two years in that office and subsequently spent a year with J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell in the same city, a year with James Miller in Glasgow, and five years with William Wallace of London (initially in the firm of Wallace & Gibson). Whilst in the latter office he passed the intermediate exam in 1909. In 1911 he moved to York to work as draughtsman to Walter Henry Brierley. He served in the Royal Engineers from 1915, reaching the rank of Captain, but returned to Brierley's office at the end of the First World War and was admitted ARIBA in mid-1921; his proposers were Miller, Harold Ogle Tarbolton and Brierley, who wrote in his supporting statement: 'he is very competent and has knowledge of and is experienced in first class architectural practice.'

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 13, Palace View, Fulford, York, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1921 *  

* 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 9A & W Reid & Wittet18961901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9A & W Reid & Wittet19011902Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 9Kinross & Tarbolton19021904Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 9J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell (or Scott & Campbell)19041905Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 9James Miller19051906Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 9Wallace & Gibson19061909Draughtsman 
Item 7 of 9William Wallace19091911Draughtsman 
Item 8 of 9Walter Henry Brierley19111915Draughtsman 
Item 9 of 9Brierley & Rutherfordc. 1919After 1921Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Walter Henry BrierleyMid 1921for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James MillerMid 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle TarboltonMid 1921for Associateship


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 no3247 (microfilm reel 25)