Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Edgar McCulloch
Born: 6 January 1923
Died: 2003
Bio Notes: John Edgar McCulloch was born on 6 January 1923 in Maybole, Ayrshire, the son of David McCulloch, commerical traveller, and his wife Elizabeth Boyd Edgar. He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and was admitted ARIBA in 1946, proposed by Leslie Grahame Thomson, James Alexander Arnott and William Innes Thomson. He was described by Leslie Grahame Thomson as 'brilliant student'. Probably in the late 1940s he was associated with Joseph Gleave's project for the Columbus Memorial in the Dominican Republic and lived for some time in Ciudad Trujillo near which city the Memorial was to be erected. McCulloch may perhaps have worked for Joseph Gleave after qualification. In 1950 he was living at Barns Terrace, Maybole, Ayrshire. At that point he had a post in the County Architect's office in Ayr.

In 1953 he moved to Bermuda and by 1970 he was a partner with Onions Bouchard & McCulloch in Hamilton, Bermuda in which practice he remained until at least 1994. In 1964 he designed a bank in Hamilton for the Bank of Bermuda.

He died in 2003.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4c/o Mrs Christie/27, Lutton Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 2 of 412, Barns Terrace, Maybole, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950  
Item 3 of 4Flight Deck, Shaw Wood Park, Hamilton, West IndiesPrivate(?)1970 *  
Item 4 of 4Hamilton, West IndiesBusiness1970 *After 1994 

* 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 3Joseph Lea Gleave1940s(?) Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Ayr County Architect's Officec. 1950 Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Onions Bouchard & McCulloch1970 * Partner 

* 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 3James Alexander Arnott12 March 1946For Assoiateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)12 March 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson12 March 1946For Assoiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Ayr Advertiser1 October 1964  p15
Item 2 of 2RIAS Chartered Architect2003v15, no2 Spring issue.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births