Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Alexander Pyott
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: 1869
Bio Notes: George Alexander Pyott was born in 1869 and articled to Alexander Johnston of Dundee in 1884. From c.1889 he was successively assistant to James Graham Fairley and Archibald Macpherson in Edinburgh, Alexander Hutchison in Dundee, Alexander Cullen in the Motherwell office and finally John Murray Robertson in Dundee. He commenced independent practice in 1897 as architect, surveyor and valuator, his address in 1900 being 16 Castle Street. His practice was predominantly small works; the architectural element of his practice was slight and mainly industrial. He was admitted LRIBA in 1912, proposed by William Fleming Wilkie and the Dundee Institute of Architects; at that date his office was at 61 Reform Street and his house at 11 Shamrock Street, Maryfield, Dundee. Nothing is yet known of his life after that date.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 316, Castle Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1900 *  
Item 2 of 361, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1912 *  
Item 3 of 311, Shamrock Street, Maryfield, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Alexander Johnston1884c. 1889Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6John Murray RobertsonAfter 18891897(?)Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Alexander CullenAfter 1889Before 1897Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Alexander HutchesonAfter 1889Before 1897Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Archibald MacphersonAfter 1889Before 1897Assistant 
Item 6 of 6James Graham Fairleyc. 1889Before 1897Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect, engineer for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Fleming Wilkie24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Dundee Institute of Architects

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 16After 1897Alterations on property for Trustees of G Glass Esq  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 16After 1897Business premises, 98 Albert Street  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 16After 1897Princes Street Congregational Church  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 16After 1897Properties of A G Kidd Esq  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 5 of 16After 1897Property for W F Colville Esq  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 16After 1897Property of George LanglandsHilltown DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 7 of 16After 1897South Anchor Works  DundeeScotlandOffice and warehouse
Item 8 of 16After 1897Villa, 19 Argyle Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 16After 1897Villas for Messrs Cool & Nicol  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 16c. 1897(?)Infectious Diseases HospitalLeuchars FifeScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 11 of 16After 1898Park UP Church  DundeeScotlandDecoration
Item 12 of 161900Dens Works  DundeeScotlandAlterations, including new staircase
Item 13 of 161905(?)Townhill Carnegie Library and BathsDunfermline FifeScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 14 of 161907 or 1908Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 15 of 161909The Birks  DundeeScotland 
Item 16 of 161935Lower Dens Works, mill block (North Mill)  DundeeScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v25 no2069