Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Stirling Boyd
Designation: Architect
Born: 1874
Bio Notes: James Stirling Boyd was born in 1874, and attended Glasgow Technical College 1895-99. He became an assistant lecturer in Building Construction at Paisley Technical College 1889-1901 and assistant to Charles Gourlay at Glasgow Technical College from 1901, giving tutorials on Historical and Constructive Design and lectures on Construction, Stereotomy and other subjects. He was still working there in 1914-1915. He spent his summers measuring and sketching notable features of churches in Scotland and England, and in 1909 spent eight weeks studying Renaissance architecture in London, Hampton Court, Paris and Versailles.

He was elected LRIBA on 18 July 1910, his proposers being Charles Gourlay, John Bennie Wilson and James Milne Monro. He seems to have moved to London before 1926. He was Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

'Construction of a Stone Dome', Builders' Journal, 17 May 1905
'Construction of a Gothic Vault', Builders' Journal, 3 & 10 June 1908

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 38, Muirend Gardens, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1910 *  
Item 2 of 344, Kilmailing Road, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business1914 *  
Item 3 of 3The Bield, Glenlea Road Eltham, London, EnglandPrivate/business1926 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Gourlay18 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3James Milne Monro18 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Bennie Wilson18 July 1910for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 21901Block of shops and dwelling housesBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 2 of 2Before 1910Ambulance wagon sheds  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v2 no 148 (microfilm reel 29)