Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Taylor Gray
Born: 26 November 1903
Bio Notes: James Taylor Gray was born in Glasgow on 26 November 1903, the son of Andrew Taylor, postman and his wife Annie Anderson Taylor. From 1919 he studied at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art while serving his articles with James Carruthers. In 1924 he took a post as assistant to J W Laird & Napier where he remained for five years. In 1929 he emigrated to Canada and found work as assistant to R & F R Findlay in Montreal and in the Architect's Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. In 1931 he travelled widely in Canada and the United States but returned to Glasgow and in 1933 he completed the Certificate Course at Glasgow School of Art. The following year he took a post in the Designs Branch of the the Air Ministry in London where he was at the time of his election to the RIBA in 1938.

There is no record of James Taylor Gray after his election to the RIBA.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1100, Palace Road, Tulse Hill, London, EnglandPrivate1938 *  

* 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 3James Carruthers19191923Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Laird & Napier19241929Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Robert & F R Findlay19291931Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomas Harold HughesEarly 1938For Licentiateship

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 21953Culzean, cottages for the Scottish Veterans Garden City Association  AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 21953Culzean, cottages for the Scottish Women's Rural institute  AyrshireScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no 4654 (Combined Box 27)