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James Lochhead

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James Lochhead

James Lochhead (1870-1942), architect.

Born in Johnstone in Renfrewshire, Lochhead trained as an architect in Ayr. He came to Glasgow as assistant to Boucher & Higgins and then worked in Glasgow Corporation's Office of Public Works. Lochhead also found employment at a lecturer in architecture at evening classes in the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

In 1900 Lochhead became a partner in the Hamilton firm of Cullen Lochhead & Brown and he was involved in projects such as Bluevale Public School in Dennistoun, Hamilton Academy and Blackpool Central Library and Art Gallery.

Lochhead took a keen interest in professional affairs. He was the first president of the Architectural Craftsmen's Society of Glasgow and a president of the Glasgow Architectural Association and of the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Fellow of the Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 052 BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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