Basic Biographical Details

Name: Percy Pithie Henderson
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 January 1907
Died: 1950
Bio Notes: Percy Pithie Henderson was born on 17 January 1907 and was articled to William B Taylor of Edinburgh in January 1923, remaining with him as assistant for eighteen months after completing his apprenticeship and attending classes at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. He obtained an exemption from the RIBA intermediate exam and on 1 July 1928 he left Taylor to join H M Office of Works in Edinburgh, continuing his professional education by taking the Reinforced Concrete class at Edinburgh University and Banister Fletcher's course in Hygiene, Specification of Materials and Professional Practice, and by studying privately for the final exam. This he passed in two stages, achieving Part 2 in December 1929 but being relegated in design, and finally passing Part 1 in July the following year. He was admitted ARIBA in late 1930, his proposers being John Begg, George Donaldson Macniven and John Wilson; at that time he was still in H M Office of Works. By 1939 or 1940 he had transferred to the London branch of HM Office of Works, Maintenance Division. He was still working with the Ministry of Works but in the Birmingham office in about 1948. He died between January and March 1950 in Ealing in London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 216, Thirlestane Lane, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 2 of 23, Corstorphine Hill Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1934c. 1935Home and office?

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4William Beattie Taylor26 January 1923c. December 1926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4William Beattie Taylorc. December 192630 June 1928Assistant 
Item 3 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1 July 1928After 1930AssistantIn Edinburgh office
Item 4 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)c. 1948 ArchitectBirmingham office

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John BeggLate 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Donaldson MacnivenLate 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WilsonLate 1930for Associateship

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4546 (combined box 21)