Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ivor Llewellyn Bowman Hopkins
Born: 22 June 1916
Died: 1 August 1992
Bio Notes: Ivor Hopkins was born on 22 June 1916, the son of Isaac Hopkins, inland revenue clerk and his wife Elizabeth Jane Bowman. He served a three-year apprenticeship with E L Williamson from June 1933, while attending evening classes at Aberdeen School of Architecture, and continued with three years of full-time study at the same School. He passed the intermediate exams in June 1938 and the final exams and RIBA Professional Practice exam in June 1939. The following month he took up a post in the office of J A O Allan, and he was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 21 October 1941, his proposers being Allan, A G R Mackenzie and James B Nicol.

He was in partnership with ___ Forrest as Forrest & Hopkins in c.1950, and worked from 3a Alford Place, Aberdeen from prior to this date until at least 1964, when he was a representative of the Aberdeen chapter of the RIAS. The partnership with Forrest appears to have been dissolved as he joined Jenkins & Marr as a partner at some point after the mid-1970s. He left in 1982, resigning his RIBA membership.

Hopkins died on 1 August 1992, survived by his wife Doreen Isobel Hendry and their son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 51, Albert Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate 1992 
Item 2 of 52, Wellbrae Terrace, Mannofield, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1941 *  
Item 3 of 53A, Alford Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1950After 1964 
Item 4 of 52a, Albert Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1970 *After 1982 
Item 5 of 53, Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessAfter 19751982with Jenkins & Marr

* 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 3Edwin L WilliamsonJune 1933Mid 1936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanJuly 1939After 1941Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 3Jenkins & MarrEarly 1970s1982Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg Allan21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Brown Nicol21 October 1941for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 91958St Clement's Episcopal ChurchMastrick and Sheddocksley AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 9Before 1975Culter Paper MillsCulter AberdeenshireScotlandoffices
Item 3 of 9Before 1975Development scheme for Gordon & Watson  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 9Before 1975George Hotel for Scottish Brewers  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 9Before 1975Plastics Factory for ACW Ltd  AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 91978Antonine Sports CentreDuntocher DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 7 of 919794-5 Union Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 91980Chevron Oil Company Headquarters  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 91987Bon Accord Centre  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp92
Item 2 of 5Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 3 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterMay 1993v4, no4 Death note

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 no7917 (combined box 200)