Basic Biographical Details

Name: John MacKintosh
Designation: Architect
Born: 1860
Bio Notes: John MacKintosh was born in 1860 and articled to Alexander Ross of Inverness from 1878 until 1884. In the latter year he moved to Edinburgh as assistant to Robert Wilson on the Edinburgh School Board's building programme but, having passed the Civil Service Examination, left in 1887 to become an assistant in H M Prison Commissioners for Scotland Architects Department and in 1903 was promoted Architect and was employed in 'designing and altering prisons throughout Scotland'. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912; as he was 'not acquainted with any members of the Royal Institute' he provided a letter of recommendation from [Henry?] Hay of the Caledonian United Services Club. Nothing is yet known of his career after this date.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 111, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Alexander Ross18781884Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Robert Wilson18841887Assistant 
Item 3 of 4H M Prison Commissioners for Scotland Architects Office18871903Assistant 
Item 4 of 4H M Prison Commissioners for Scotland Architects Office1903After 1914Architect 

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 21900Inverness Prison and courthouseInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAddition of male and female blocks - with Andrew Duncan
Item 2 of 21901Inverness Prison and courthouseInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations to chapel


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v25 no 2019