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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Michael Theodore Waterhouse
Designation: Architect
Born: 31 August 1888
Died: 22 May 1968
Bio Notes: Michael Theodore Waterhouse was born on 31 August 1888 and educated at Eton and Balliol like his father, Paul Waterhouse and studied at both the Architectural Association and the Royal Academy Schools. He was admitted ARIBA in 1920.

Paul Waterhouse died at Yattendon on 19 December 1924 when his last work in Scotland, the Younger Hall in St Andrews was only at the design stage. Michael continued the practice, taking Cedric Gurney Ripley into partnership in 1925. He was President of the RIBA in 1948-50 and died on 22 May 1968.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Staple's Inn Buildings, High Holborn, London W1, EnglandBusinessBefore 1933After 1939 

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 3Paul Waterhouse  Partner 
Item 2 of 3Alfred Waterhouse & Son1919   
Item 3 of 3Waterhouse & Ripley1925Before 1968Partner 

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 1Alfred Louis Hay1924After 1933Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Alfred Louis HayMid 1933for Licentiateship

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 61919All Saints Episcopal ChurchSt Andrews FifeScotlandNave added
Item 2 of 61921Castle Wynd HouseSt Andrews FifeScotlandRemodelling of Castle Wynd House and hall with Doric columned cloister as entrance to chancel and church of All Saints
Item 3 of 61921St Gregory's (flatted fishermen's housing)St Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 61923Younger HallSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 5 of 61924Younger HallSt Andrews FifeScotlandRevision of design and construction
Item 6 of 6Before 1924(?)University of St Andrews, St Salvator's HallSt Andrews FifeScotlandPreliminary scheme; not liked by the Principal or the University Court; paid abandonment fee and John Donald Mills commissioned


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.


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