Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Murray
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 February 1916
Died: 1992
Bio Notes: James Murray was born on 17 February 1916. From October 1934 until 1937 he studied full-time at Edinburgh College of Art. The session 1937-38 was spent gaining office experience with Richardson & McKay but he returned to the College for the following session. His studies were interrupted by war service which he spent with the Royal Engineers. He returned to his fifth and final year at the College in 1946 and was awarded the diploma in December of that year. He was elected ARIBA in May 1947, his proposers being John Ross McKay, Alfred Hugh Mottram and Leslie Graham Thomson. McKay in his statement remarks that Murray was 'very keen on his profession'. After qualifying Murray returned to the same practice, now Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson, as an assistant.

Murray spent a four week period sketching and measuring in the Cotsworlds in July 1936 and during the War from March 1942 until February 1946 he served abroad in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria.

Later in his career Murray would appear to have worked in England. He died in Merseyside in the autumn of 1992. His death was registered in September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 172, Marchmont Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1947  

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 2Richardson & McKayJuly 1937September 1938Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Dick Peddie, McKay & JamiesonMid 1947 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Ross McKay6 May 1947For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alfred Hugh Mottram6 May 1947For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)6 May 1947For Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8986 (Combined Box 220)