Basic Biographical Details

Name: Muir & McIlwraith
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1904
Ended: Before 1911
Bio Notes: John Forsyth McIlwraith was born on 1 September 1873, probably in Ayr. He was articled to Allan Stevenson of Ayr from 1889 until 1896 when he moved to Burnet Son & Campbell's in Glasgow as an improver and then assistant. From there he moved to the office of Gibbs & Flockton in Sheffield in 1898, and then to Alfred Waterhouse & Son in London in 1900. In 1902 he moved yet again to the office of Aston Webb & E Ingress Bell, obtaining a salaried post with the War Office Architects' Department in 1904. About this time he seems to have formed a partnership with an as yet unidentified Mr Muir and conducted a small private practice in his spare timeconcentrating on residential houses, particularly in Hampshire. In his Nomination Paper he describes himself as the sole London partner, with Muir remaining in Scotland. He continued with the War Office for his main employment until 1911 when he moved as manager to Messrs Bidwell & Sons, Cambridge, surveyors to the College estate. Sometime before 1911 he wrote a book entitled 'Land Tax Valuation' as well as writing various papers and presenting lectures on architectural and surveying subjects. He was admitted LRIBA on 22 April 1912, his proposers being James Lochhead of Hamilton, and James Black Fulton and Bertram Drummond, both of London. It is not clear how he came to know any of his proposers.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2ScotlandBusinessc. 1904Before 1911 
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusinessc. 1904Before 1911 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1John Forsyth McIlwraithc. 1904Before 1911Partner 


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