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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur Beresford Pite
Designation: Architect
Born: 2 September 1861
Died: 27 November 1934
Bio Notes: Arthur Beresford Pite was born on 2 September 1861, son of Alfred Robert Pite and brother of William Alfred Pite (born 1860). He served his apprenticeship in his father's firm and subsequently worked as an improver in the office of John Belcher, who took him into partnership in 1882. He practised independently from 1897.

Pite was Professor of Architecture at the Royal College of Art from 1900 to 1923, and was Architectural Director of the London County Council School of Building from 1905 to 1928. He died on 27 November 1934 and was succeeded in practice by Ion Beresford Pite, who was his elder son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 4Habershon & PiteSeptember 18761877Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Alfred Robert Pite18771881Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4John Belcher18811882Improver 
Item 4 of 4John Belcher18821897Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Henry Wilsonc. 1887c. 1888Assistant 
Item 2 of 6Archibald Campbell Dickie1897c. 1898Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 6David Theodore FyfeJune 1897January 1899Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Alexander Wingate18991903Assistant 
Item 5 of 6George Herbert FoggittAfter 1903Before 1914Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Frederick Bayliss Nightingalec. 1903c. 1908Apprentice 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 8John Bain11 June 1900for Fellowship
Item 2 of 8Arthur Bracewell1919for Associateship
Item 3 of 8Harry Edward East20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 8George Topham ForrestEarly 1919for Fellowship
Item 5 of 8David Theodore Fyfe10 June 1907for Fellowship
Item 6 of 8Thomas Harold Hughes27 March 1911for Associateship
Item 7 of 8John Scott Lawson3 March 1919for Associateship
Item 8 of 8Frank Coutts Webster5 December 1910for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31899Christ ChurchBrixton LondonEngland 
Item 2 of 3After 1899Pagani's Restaurant  LondonEngland'Amer/Ame's House' (extension?)
Item 3 of 31903Holy TrinityClapham Common LondonEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Journal8 December 1934v42London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp212 - obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal22 December 1934v42London: Royal Institute of British Architectspp278-9 - obituaries

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information via website from Jeanne Trend-Hill. See http://www.abpite.silent-cities.com


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