Basic Biographical Details

Name: Duncan James Johnston Wright
Born: 11 November 1913
Died: Late 2000
Bio Notes: Duncan James Johnston Wright was born in Alford, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Johnstone Wright, general merchant, and his wife, Maggie Annabella McKenzie McPherson. He studied at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, from 1932 to 1938, and meanwhile worked in the office of George Bennett Mitchell & Son. On receiving his diploma in June 1938, he found a position in the office of Aberdeen's City Architect, Alexander Buchanan Gardner. He was admitted ARIBA on 21 October 1941, his proposers being Gardner, R Leslie Rollo and T Scott Sutherland. He had moved to London at some point before the mid-1950s. He remained at the same address in London until at least 1994.

He died in London in 2000, his death being registered in Westminster in November of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Ardenlea, Alford, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate/business1941 *  
Item 2 of 2Flat 1/14, Montagu Place, London, EnglandPrivate(?)Before 1955After 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 3George Bennett Mitchell & SonAfter 1932Before 1938Apprentice(?)worked in this office during studies
Item 2 of 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)19381939 working under A B Gardner, City Architect (role unclear)
Item 3 of 3Alexander Buchanan Gardner19381939 in Aberdeen City Architect's Office (role unclear)


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Buchanan Gardner21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo21 October 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3T Scott Sutherland21 October 1941for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

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 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7945 (combined box 201)
Item 3 of 3School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James