Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Macneil Cowie
Born: 2 June 1915
Died: 1959
Bio Notes: James Macneil Cowie was born on 2 June 1915 and was articled to an unspecified architect in 1933, attending evening classes at Glasgow School of Art from 1934 to 1936. Thereafter he attended day classes at the Royal Technical College and sought further office experience during holidays. He obtained his diploma in June 1939 and was exempted from the final exam. He was admitted ARIBA on 12 December of that year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and Thomas Johnston Beveridge. At that time he was living at 'Holmlea', Cleland Road, Wishaw. In 1950 he was a partner in Cowie & Millar in Motherwell.

Cowie was elected FRIAS in 1953. At that date his address was in Cambuslang. There is no trace of Cowie in Scotland after this. He is almost certainly the James M Cowie who died in Gloucestershire in 1959, aged 44, his death being registered between October and December.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Holmlea, Cleland Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1939 *After 1949 
Item 2 of 3Oakfield Chambers, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 349, Stewarton Drive, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1953  

* 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 Johnston Beveridge12 December 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes12 December 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith12 December 1939for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Horace James Dick HamiltonLate 1955For Fellowship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7299 (combined box 183)