Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Neil
Born: c. 1923
Bio Notes: John Neil was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1948. He studied for the diploma in architecture at Glasgow School of Art and at the Royal College in Glasgow and was elected ARIBA in 1950.

His first post after qualification was as assistant with James M Monro & Partners. The following year, 1951, he moved to a senior assistant post with the Northern Ireland Housing Trust and in 1954 joined the practice of J V T Scott in Belfast. In 1958 he opened business on his own account still in Belfast as John Neil. He was still self employed ten years later when he was elected FRIBA, proposed by Donald A Shanks, Neil states that he had worked on local authority housing and private housing, primary schools, youth centres, swimming pools, factories, givernment and private hostels and nursing homes, banks, a hotel and alterations and additions to a hotel.

The practice title changed in the later 1980s to the John Neil Partnership (now, 2017, JNP Architects). Neil is not listed in directories in 1987.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6281, Kenmure Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 2 of 629, Ballyregan Road, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1955 *  
Item 3 of 639, University Road, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1955  
Item 4 of 617, Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1965 *  
Item 5 of 625, Strangford Avenue, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1968 *  
Item 6 of 686, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1970 *After 1979 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4J M Monro & Son19501951Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Northern Ireland Housing Trust19511954Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4James Victor Trousdell Scott19541958Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 4John Neil & Partners (later the John Neil Partnership)Late 1980s Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Eric Wray MacDonald2 December 1970For Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 6RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members