Basic Biographical Details

Name: James George McKenzie
Born: 28 March 1908
Died: 24 December 1992
Bio Notes: James George McKenzie was born at 71 Livingstone Street, Clydebank, on 28 March 1908, the son of John Henderson McKenzie, baker's journeyman, and his wife Emily Caroline Saltmarsh Armstrong, who had married in 1896 in Glasgow. He took evening classes in building at Clydebank High School from 1925 to 1927, studied freehand drawing and modelling at Glasgow School of Art in 1927 and 1928, and in September of the latter year enrolled in the Glasgow School of Architecture certificate course. Whilst at the GSA he worked in Clydebank Burgh Surveyor's Department as Junior Architect from 1930. He received his certificate in 1932, and passed RIBA Part 1 in July 1934 and Part 2 in July 1940. He was admitted ARIBA on 20 May 1941, his proposers being T Harold Hughes and Joseph Weekes. At this time he was still at Clydebank Burgh Surveyor's Department, having been promoted to Senior Architect in 1936.

By the time of his resignation from the RIBA in 1976, he was living in County Down, Northern Ireland.

McKenzie died in Ards on 24 December 1992.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Emilton, Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandBusiness1934  
Item 2 of 345, Albert Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1939After 1941 
Item 3 of 3Kilmeny/19, Glenburn Park, Ballyholme, Bangor, Co Down, Northern IrelandPrivate1976 *  

* 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 2Clydebank Burgh Surveyor's Department19301936ArchitectJunior Architect
Item 2 of 2Clydebank Burgh Surveyor's Department1936After 1941Senior Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Thomas Harold Hughes20 May 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Joseph Weekes20 May 1941for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 4General Register office Northern IrelandDeath registers for Northern Ireland D/1992/A1/698
Item 2 of 4Information courtesy of Iain PatersonInformation via website  
Item 3 of 4National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7871 (combined box 199)