Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Paterson Allison
Born: 17 September 1908
Died: 29 June 1980
Bio Notes: James Paterson Allison was born on 17 November 1908 (death certificate) or 17 September 1908 (RIBA application), the son of Robert Kennedy Allison, painter and decorator and his wife Christina Lyon. In 1934 he started work in the office of (J ?)Hugh Eaglesham in Ayr. On Mr Eaglesham's death later in 1934 he commenced study at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow. In 1936 he was working for Messrs J & J Armour in Irvine. He studied at the Unversity of Glasgow and graduated with the degrees of MA and BSc. On completion of his degrees in 1939 he took a post with the Ministry of Works but later moved to Glasgow Corporation. He was admitted ARIBA in 1946, his proposers being Professor William James Smith, Thomas Harold Hughes and John Armour. He retired from his job with Glasgow Corporation on 17 November 1974 and resigned from the RIBA in August 1975.

Allison died on 29 June 1980, survived by his wife Isabelle Margaret Scott King).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 394, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1946 Address of Ministry of Works?
Item 2 of 37, Hill Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)After 19461950 
Item 3 of 317, Graffham Avenue, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1955After 1970 

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 4Glasgow City Architects Department 1970sArchitect 
Item 2 of 4Hugh Eaglesham19341934Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4J & J Armour19361939Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1939 Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Armour (junior)1 December 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes10 December 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith10 December 1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   

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 no8770 (Combined Box 216)