Basic Biographical Details

Name: Adam Paton
Born: 26 October 1912
Died: 18 July 1967
Bio Notes: Adam Paton was born on 26 October 1912, the son of Robert Paton, joiner, and his wife Janet McNaughton. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1930 whilst articled to Stewart & Paterson. He obtained his diploma in June 1936 and in the same year spent some time as an assistant in the office of George Arthur Boswell. He was admitted ARIBA on 8 March 1937, his proposers being Boswell, John Stewart and Thomas Harold Hughes. At that time he was the holder of both the RIAS Rowand Anderson Studentship and the John Keppie Scholarship, and was presumably pursuing a post-diploma course. He was living at 22 High Street, Dunblane, Perthshire.

Paton would appear to have later worked for Dumbarton County Architect's Department. He died in his office on 18 July 1967 aged 54. He was survived by his wife, Ann Fraser Gilgour.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Norrieston, Manse Road, Bowling, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate 1967 
Item 2 of 322, High Street, Dunblane, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  
Item 3 of 331, Banavie Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950  

* 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 3Dumbarton County Architect's Office 1967Architect 
Item 2 of 3Stewart & PatersonSeptember 19301936Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3George Arthur Boswell19361936Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Arthur Boswell8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Stewart8 March 1937for 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6357 (combined box 133)