Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Paton Fulton
Born: 11 January 1916
Bio Notes: James Paton Fulton was born on 11 January 1916, the son of James Paton Fulton, building inspector and his wife Margaret Kynoch. He was educated at Glasgow High School and studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art while serving his articles with Thomas Johnston Beveridge. After the completion of his artciles he took a post with Cooper & Co.'s Stores Ltd in order to gain experience in shop and factory work.

In 1940 he was called and served with the Royal Engineers in India and Ceylon. During his four years of military service he gained experience in hospitals, depots and all types of military buildings.

After demobilization in November 1945 he was engaged as an assistant with Glasgow Corporation Housing Department and worked on all types of housing, both those of traditional construction and those of timber and steel. He states in his Nomination Paper that he was in charge of the Balornock Housing Scheme.

In September 1946 he moved to a post as assistant with Renfrew County Council. In 1948 he was promoted to Principal Assistant there. He was elected LRIBA on 19 June 1956, proposed by Thomas Johnston Beveridge, William James Smith and Jack Coia. He was elected ARIAS in 1964.

He remained at the same home address in Shawlands from 1960 until at least 1979, the year in which he resigned from the RIBA.

Fulton died on 24 April 1985 as a result of suffocation by smoke and fire gases. His wife Minnie Ross McKenzie had predeceased him but he was survived by at least one son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 115, Tassie Street, Shawlands, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1960 *1985 

* 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 5Thomas Johnston Beveridge19311936Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Cooper & Co Architect's Department19361940Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)December 1945 Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Renfrew County Architects DepartmentSeptember 1946 Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Renfrew County Architects Department1948 Principal Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Johnston Beveridge19 June 1956For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Jack Antonio Coia19 June 1956For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith19 June 1956For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 2 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   

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 PapersL no 6716 (Box 155)