Basic Biographical Details

Name: Percival Howard Douglas
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 October 1904
Died: 1957
Bio Notes: Percival Howard Douglas was born on 1 October 1904 and entered the office of his stepfather George Gregory, architect and civil engineer of Stonehaven, in October 1924. A year later he entered Aberdeen School of Architecture where he studied under James Brown Nicol. He worked in the office of Charles Mitchell of Edinburgh from October 1927 until April 1928 and received his diploma from the Aberdeen School in June that year. In June 1929 he obtained an exemption from the RIBA final exam, and in July passed the Professional Practice exam, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA late that year or early the next, his proposers being Nicol, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior, and John Alexander Ogg Allan. By that time he was living in Watford, Hertfordshire. Nothing is yet known of his subsequent career.

Douglas died in Watford in 1957 aged 52. His death was registered between July and September of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Herons Gate, Eastbury Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1929 *After 1950 

* 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 2George GregoryOctober 1924October 1925(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Charles MitchellOctober 1927c. April 1928Apprentice(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1929 or early 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1929 or early 1930for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no4376 (combined box 10)