Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Courtenay Le Maitre
Designation: Architect
Born: 1882
Died: August 1931
Bio Notes: William Courtenay Le Maitre was born in 1882, educated at Christ's Hospital in London and was articled to Percy Paul Green in 1898, attending the classes at the Architectural Association and remaining with Green as assistant. He passed the qualifying exam and was elected ARIBA on 4 December 1905, his proposers being William Alfred Pite, Edward Guy Dawber and John Slater. At some point he travelled in France, Belgium and Switzerland. He commenced independent practice in 1908. In his later years he specialised in industrial work and became the architect to a number of companies such as C A Vanderell & Co and Waygood-Otis.

He died in August 1931 leaving a wife and two children.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 331, Panton Street, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1905 *  
Item 2 of 363, Finssbury Pavement, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)Before 1910After 1914 
Item 3 of 319, Emperor's Gate, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1914 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1Percy Paul Green1898 ApprenticeLater assistant


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Edward Guy Dawber4 December 1905for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Alfred Pite4 December 1905for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Slater4 December 1905for 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 11928CastlemilkLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandRefitting of anteroom - carried out by Vigor & Co


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 5Royal Academy exhibitors     
Item 3 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 4 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 5 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder17 April 1931  Obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal8 August 1931 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p698

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v16 p89 (microfilm reel 19)