Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Reginald Parr
Bio Notes: James Reginald Parr studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and was admitted ARIBA in 1952. He established his practice from his home in Claypotts Road, Dundee in 1956. Later that year he moved to 132A Nethergate. he was elected ARIAS in 1958. His first client was a brewing company and he received several commissions from them. In 1960 Alan F Bell was taken into partnership and the practice title became James Parr & Associates. A few years later it was changed to James Parr & Partners. In 1965 the practice moved to 95 Dundee Road, West Ferry.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 344, Claypotts Road, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessc. 1956After 1958 
Item 2 of 395, Dundee Road, West Ferry, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1970After 1979 
Item 3 of 3Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1994 *  

* 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 2James Parr & Associates19601962Partner 
Item 2 of 2James Parr & Partners1962 or after 1964After 1980Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2(Professor) James Paul19571959Associate 
Item 2 of 2Ian Howie Adam Imlachc. 1958 Assistant 

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 78 Balgay Road housing  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 78 Scottish Exhibition Centre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 781960Butcher's shopBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 781961Derby Street CDA  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 781962Dudhope Court Tower BlockDudhope DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 781963Head Office of the General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation LtdPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions and alterations - cost 250,000
Item 7 of 781963St Fergus RC ChurchForfar AngusScotland 
Item 8 of 78196495 Dundee StreetWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 781964Derby Street Housing (first development)  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 781965138-142 High StreetMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 11 of 781965Dundee Infectious Diseases Hospital  DundeeScotlandCubicle blocks
Item 12 of 781966Butterburn Court and Bucklemaker Court tower blocksHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 781966Craigshill 2 housingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 781966Derby Street Housing (second development)  DundeeScotland 
Item 15 of 781966Housing, West EndForfar AngusScotland 
Item 16 of 781966Howden C housingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 781966Howden H HousingLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 18 of 781966Jeanfield HousingForfar AngusScotland 
Item 19 of 781967Ardler Complex and Ardler ClinicArdler DundeeScotlandArdler Clinic - SW pavilion of main Centre
Item 20 of 781967Fire Headquarters  DundeeScotland 
Item 21 of 781967House, 3 Abertay GardensBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 22 of 781967Kingsway Technical College  DundeeScotlandAdditions and alterations?
Item 23 of 781968Scottish Gas Board HeadquartersGypsybrae, Granton EdinburghScotlandTraining Centre extension
Item 24 of 781968University of Dundee, Students Union and central complex  DundeeScotland 
Item 25 of 781969105-131 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 26 of 781969Commercial developmentPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 27 of 781969Government Training Centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 28 of 781969Head Office of the General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation LtdPerth PerthshireScotlandFurther alterations - cost 500,000
Item 29 of 781969Primary School  DundeeScotland 
Item 30 of 78Mid 1960sSelf-service Store for William Low & CoMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 31 of 781970sBank of ScotlandBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 32 of 781970sCivic Offices  DundeeScotland 
Item 33 of 781970sCraigiebarns Primary School  DundeeScotland 
Item 34 of 781970sHousingGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandRehabilitation
Item 35 of 781970sHousing, Hilltown  DundeeScotlandRehabilitation
Item 36 of 781970sIndustrial developments for Haliburton  DundeeScotland 
Item 37 of 781970sMaxwelltown Housing RehabilitationHilltown DundeeScotlandRehabilitation
Item 38 of 781970sSheltered housing for the Royal British Legion  DundeeScotland 
Item 39 of 781970sSuperstore developments for William Low   DundeeScotland 
Item 40 of 781970Block of flatsArdler DundeeScotland 
Item 41 of 781970Civic swimming baths, leisure centre, hotel, carpark and landfall  DundeeScotland 
Item 42 of 781971Fire stationArdler DundeeScotland 
Item 43 of 781971Housing for Perth Town Council, PotterhillPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 44 of 781971St Martin's Episcopal Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 45 of 7819725 Whitehall Crescent  DundeeScotland 
Item 46 of 781972Agnes Square housingBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 47 of 781972Fire Station  DundeeScotland 
Item 48 of 781973Bellrock Square HousingBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 49 of 781973University of Dundee, Chaplaincy Centre  DundeeScotland 
Item 50 of 781974Commercial Street housingPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 51 of 781974Wellgate CDA centre and civic library  DundeeScotland 
Item 52 of 781975Housing site developmentCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 53 of 781975Law HouseHilltown DundeeScotland 
Item 54 of 78Before 1975Development for Kerrera PropertiesOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 55 of 78Before 1975Industrial Development for Ravenseft Industrial EstatesLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 78Before 1975Office development for the Department of the EnvironmentBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 57 of 78Before 1975RC ChurchPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 58 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 59 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowForfar AngusScotland 
Item 60 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 61 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 62 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowNewton Mearns RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 63 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowRosyth FifeScotland 
Item 64 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 65 of 78Before 1975Supermarket development for William LowStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 66 of 78Before 1975Supermarket developments for William LowAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 67 of 78Before 1975Telephone ExchangeMontrose AngusScotland 
Item 68 of 78Before 1975Warehouse for McGregor & CoLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 69 of 781976Gellions HotelInverness Inverness-shireSouthern RhodesiaAlterations and interior design
Item 70 of 781976Private House RaasayInverness-shireScotland 
Item 71 of 781976Tayside House  DundeeScotland 
Item 72 of 78Before 1976Royal Bank of Scotland  DundeeScotland 
Item 73 of 781977Loch Ericht HotelDalwhinnie Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 74 of 781978Sheltered housing for the Royal British LegionInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 75 of 78Early 1970sKingsway Technical College  DundeeScotlandFurther work?
Item 76 of 78Early 1970sReo Stakis HotelBaldovie DundeeScotland 
Item 77 of 78Late 1970sGeneral Accident and Fire Assurance Corporation Headquarters, PitheavlisPerth  Scotland 
Item 78 of 78c. 1980Kinghorne Court housingHilltown DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 7Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp114
Item 2 of 7Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp381 Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 7RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 7 of 7Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p12 Tayside House
p14-5 Balgay Road Housing
p28-9 Bell Rock Square Housing

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Concrete and Constructional EngineeringApril 1967  p132 Craigshill 2

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership