Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Miss) Janet Craig Stewart Gilfillan
Born: 5 April 1915
Died: 3 March 1992
Bio Notes: Janet Craig Stewart Gilfillan was born on 5 April 1915, the daughter of James Graham Gilfillan, marble and tile contractor and his wife Margaret Armour Craig. She took the diploma course at the Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1934, spending her summer vacations the following three years in the office of J & J A Carrick of Ayr. From September 1937 to July 1938 she worked for J B Wilson Son & Honeyman in Glasgow. She passed the final exam in Glasgow and was admitted ARIBA on 22 April 1941, her proposers being T Harold Hughes, William Ross and William J Smith. She does not appear in directories after 1954.

At the time of her death in the Links Nursing Home, Prestwick (which was her usual address) on 8 March 1992 she is described as 'retired architect', suggesting she continued to practise until her retirement. She never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 23, Bowmont Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1941 *  
Item 2 of 28, Ruthven Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *After 1954 

* 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 4J & J A CarrickJune 1935September 1935Apprentice(?)holiday work during diploma studies
Item 2 of 4J & J A CarrickJune 1936September 1936Apprentice(?)holiday work during diploma studies
Item 3 of 4J & J A CarrickJune 1937September 1937Apprentice(?) 
Item 4 of 4John B Wilson, Son & HoneymanSeptember 1937July 1938Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes22 April 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Ross22 April 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith22 April 1941for 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 2RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

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 no7846 (combined box 199)