Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Benjamin Valentine Ingram Yellowlees |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||12 April 1914 |
|Died: ||May 1996 |
|Bio Notes: ||Benjamin Valentine Ingram Yellowlees was born at Laurel Bank, Colinton, Edinburgh on 12 April 1914, the son of James Ingram Yellowlees, jewellery salesman (who later becmae a heating engineer) and his wife Jessie Lethbridge. |
He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art from 1931, graduating with a Certificate in Architecture in 1936, and being certified ARIAS in the same year.
He was a student member of the RIBA from 1937 and a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40. At that date his address was 18 Braidburn Terrace. He was still a student member in 1954 but is no longer listed in 1960.
Upon graduating he worked as Assistant Architect for the Burgh of Dunfermline, followed by the same post for Midlothian County Council.
During the Second World War, he trained to be an Officer, becoming a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, serving in Persia and Iraq and rising to the rank of Major. After the War he returned to Midlothian County Council as Chief Assistant Architect.
In 1960 he became a partner in a practice before setting up his own practice in 1962. In 1965 he moved to Tasmania, accepting the post of Project Architect with the Tasmanian Public Works Department where his projects included the north-east wing of the Royal Hobart Hospital, which opened in 1970, and became the Architect at Tasmania's Department of Public Works in 1974.
He married Marjory Naomi Rosie, a telephone operator, on 11 February 1961 in Edinburgh. This was his second marriage as he and his first wife had divorced.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|18, Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private/business||1939 *|| || |
|7, Glenlee Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1948 *||After 1961|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1948||The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|RIBA||1961||Kalendar 1960-61|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|GROS||Records of Marriages|| || |
|National Archives (via Scotlands People)||Statutory births|| || |