Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Stewart Hardie
Bio Notes: John Stewart Hardie was articled to George Alexander Lyle of Lyle & Constable from 1900 to 1904, attending classes at the School of Applied Art, Edinburgh. In the latter year he was awarded the National Scottish Art Survey Scholarship, enabling him to spend six months travelling and measuring Scottish buildings. On completion of his tour in 1905 he moved to Liverpool where he joined Briggs, Wolstenholme, Hobbs & Thornely as junior assistant. He remained with them until 1908 and in 1909 entered the office of Aubrey Thomas as assistant, moving to that of George Walter Atkinson in Leeds in 1910 and to Philip Lockwood of Chester in 1911 before briefly returning to Briggs & Thornely in Liverpool in 1914. In that year he entered the armed forces, serving in France during the First World War.

He returned to Liverpool in 1919, obtaining the post of assistant architect in the Housing Department of Liverpool Corporation. Whilst there he passed the qualifying exam in December 1921 and was admitted ARIBA in mid-1923, his proposers being Frederick Brice Hobbs, Thomas Faulkner Shepheard and Arnold Thornely, who described him as 'a first class draughtsman & well qualified in various branches of the profession'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 15, 4th Avenue, Prescot Road, Old Swan, Liverpool, EnglandPrivate1923 *  

* 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 7Lyle & Constable19001904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Briggs, Wolstenholme, Hobbs & Thornely19051908Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Walter Aubrey Thomas (or Aubrey Thomas)19091910Assistant 
Item 4 of 7George Walter Atkinson19101911Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Philip H Lockwood19111913Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Briggs & Thornely19141914Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Liverpool Corporation Housing Department1919After 1923 Assistant Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frederick Brice HobbsMid 1923for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Faulkner ShepheardMid 1923for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Arnold ThornelyMid 1923for 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 no3660 (microfilm reel 27)