Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Robert Moore
Bio Notes: John Robert Moore was articled to C Ower & Co of Dundee from 1914 to 1917. He presumably undertook two years' war service before completing his apprenticeship with William Bruce Dickie Keith of Dundee in 1919-20. Throughout his apprenticeship he studied at Dundee Technical College under Patrick Hill Thoms. He remained as assistant to Keith but moved to London thereafter where he assisted Vincent Harris, the Australian Government, Simpson & Ayrton and the Metropolitan Railway. Whilst in London he studied at the Architectural Association Schools for one term in 1923, and took evening classes in design at Brixton School of Building in 1924 and at the Polytechnic School of Architecture, Regent Street in 1925. In the latter year he was Bossom Gold Medallist at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

He passed the qualifying exam in December 1925 and was admitted ARIBA on 29 March 1926, his proposers being John Donald Mills, Thomas Martin Cappon, and Patrick Hill Thoms, who described him in his supporting statement as 'a diligent and successful student'. At that time he was still working in the Architect's Department of the Metropolitan Railway, and was living at 13 Acland Road, Willesden Green.

Subsequently Moore became architect to Brierley Urban District Council in Staffordshire. However he would appear to have moved back south and was in Middlesex in 1954-55.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 213, Acland Road, Willesden Green, London, EnglandPrivate1926 *  
Item 2 of 223, Treve Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, EnglandPrivatec. 1955  

* 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 6C Ower & Co19141917Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6William Bruce Dickie Keith19191920Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6William Bruce Dickie Keith1920Before 1923Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Emanuel Vincent HarrisAfter 1923Before 1925Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Simpson & AyrtonAfter 1923Before 1925Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Metropolitan Railway Architect's Department1925 * Assistant 

* 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 3Thomas Martin Cappon29 March 1926for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Donald Mills29 March 1926for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Patrick Hill Thoms29 March 1926for 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 no3927 (box 4)