Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Tweedie Reid
Born: 4 January 1913
Died: 6 March 1987
Bio Notes: John Tweedie Reid was born in Kilmarnock on 4 January 1913, the son of John Tweedie Reid, commercial traveller, and his wife, Margaret Begbie French. He was articled to James Hay & Steel from 1931 and studied initially at Kilmarnock Technical School continuation classes. In September 1934 he commenced evening classses at Glasgow School of Art and from September 1936 studied for the diploma full time. In 1937 he had a three week study tour of France and Switzerland. He was awarded his diploma in July 1939.

He was admitted ARIBA in 1940, proposed by Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and William Ross. In 1950 his address is given as Kilmarnock. By 1970 he had moved to Leeds where he was possibly in independent practice. In 1979 he was practising as the Reid Smith Partnership in Pontefract. The practice continued at least until the 1980s.

Reid died on 6 March 1987 survived by his widow. His death was registered in Leeds.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Egnarg/17, Grange Terrace, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950  
Item 2 of 22, Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, EnglandBusiness(?)1970 *  

* 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 1James Hay & SteelJuly 1931 Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes9 January 1940For Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Ross9 January 1940For Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith9 January 1940For 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 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 7423 (Combined Box 189)