Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Robertson Marshall
Born: c. 1929
Bio Notes: James Robertson Marshall studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a diploma in 1954. He secured a post as senior architect for T Bowhill Gibson & Laing in 1956, and was admitted ARIBA in 1958 and ARIAS in 1959. That same year, 1959, he joined the South-East Regional Health Board as principal architect. In 1962 he moved to the firm of RMJM. He was appointed principal partner of Ferguson, Marshall & Morison, with offices at 16 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh in 1964. The other partners were Michael Charles Morison and James Ferguson. By 1975 the practice was J R Marshall & Partners.

He was elected FRIAS in 1968 and FRIBA on 5 June the same year, his proposers for the latter being John Holt, Ian Dewar Haig and Eric Dalgleish Davidson. His nomination papers do not indicate his birth date but state that he was 39 years old at that time.

In his spare time Marshall was a keen mountaineer and made television programmes on mountaineering subjects.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 625, Ann Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 61, Ferry Road Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1954  
Item 3 of 658, Clermiston Grove, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1957c. 1960 
Item 4 of 6345, Lanark Road West, Currie, Midlothian, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1964After 1968 
Item 5 of 616, Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1968After 1970 
Item 6 of 612, Gloucester Lane, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1982 *  

* 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 6T Bowhill Gibson & Laing19561959Senior Architect 
Item 2 of 6South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)19591962Chief Architect 
Item 3 of 6Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)19621964Principal Architect 
Item 4 of 6Ferguson, Marshall & Morison1964 *After 1968Partner 
Item 5 of 6Marshall Morison & AssociatesBefore 1970 Partner 
Item 6 of 6J R Marshall & Partners1975 * 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 3Eric Dalgleish Davidson5 June 1968for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Iain Dewar Haig5 June 1968for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3John Holt5 June 1968for Fellowship

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 20November 1957(?)Leith Fort HousingLeith EdinburghScotlandwith I. E. Haig - special mention, per Builder 31 January 1958 p214

N.B. Builder gives 'K R Marshal' but this is an error for J R Marshall.
Item 2 of 201966Hewlett Packard FactoryDalmeny West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 201969Deanburn Primary SchoolBo'ness (Borrowstouness) West LothianScotland 
Item 4 of 201969Hewlett Packard FactoryDalmeny West LothianScotlandFurther work
Item 5 of 201970Shopping Centre and Queen's Retreat BarSouth Queensferry West LothianScotland 
Item 6 of 201970Shrubhill House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 201972Wester Hailes CentreWester Hailes EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 201973Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers Building  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 20Before 1975RC Secondary SchoolBlackburn West LothianScotland 
Item 10 of 20c. 1975Factory for MotorolaEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 20c. 1975Factory for SigneticsLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 12 of 20c. 1975HousingSouth Queensferry West LothianScotland 
Item 13 of 20c. 1975Kinneil Primary SchoolBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 14 of 20c. 1975Offices for Esso  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 20c. 1975Offices for EssoCambridge CambridgeshireEngland 
Item 16 of 20c. 1975Offices for Pamlion Properties  EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 20c. 1975Offices for Rank City Wall Properties  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 20c. 1975Scientific instrument factoryCambridge CambridgeshireEngland 
Item 19 of 20c. 1975Telephone Exchange  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 20c. 1975Western General Hospital, Laundry and Laboratory  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no6047 (combined box 116)