Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Peter (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 December 1899
Died: 1959
Bio Notes: William Peter (Junior) was born on 9 December 1899 and served his apprenticeship with Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon of Aberdeen from 1914 to 1917 and from 1920 to 1921, studying at Robert Gordon's Technical College. He spent the intervening years on military service. On completion of his training he joined John Alexander Ogg Allan as assistant, transferring to the office of George Bennett Mitchell as senior assistant in 1924.

He spent 1927 and 1928 in America, studying new methods of construction and working in the office of Hoffman Henon Co and in the architectural department of the Board of Education in Philadelphia. In 1929 he returned to Aberdeen and to the Mitchell firm, which had recently become George Bennett Mitchell & Son. He remained with them for some years thereafter, acting as resident architect on several sites including Ruthin Castle, North Wales and the Royal Mental Hospital, Daviot. He was still with the same firm when he was admitted LRIBA in mid-1933, his proposers being George Bennett Mitchell, his son George Angus Mitchell, and Mackinnon.

By 1950 Peter was working as Area Architect, Denbighshire. He died at St Asaph, Denbighshire in early 1959, his death being registered between January and March of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Field Office, Ruthin Castle, Ruthin, WalesBusiness1930 or 1931 * As resident clerk of works for George Bennett Mitchell & Son
Item 2 of 385, Union Grove, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1933 *  
Item 3 of 3Plas-Hyfrid, Rhudden Road, Abergale, Denbighshire, WalesBusiness1950  

* 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 4Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon19141921Apprenticewith the exception of war service, 1918-19
Item 2 of 4John Alexander Ogg Allan19221923Assistant 
Item 3 of 4George Bennett Mitchell19241926Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 4George Bennett Mitchell & Son1929After 1933Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Hay Livingstone MackinnonMid 1933for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3George Angus MitchellMid 1933for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3George Bennett MitchellMid 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 21930Ruthin Castle  ClwydWalesFurther work - as resident architect, for George Bennett Mitchell & Son
Item 2 of 21932Royal Mental Hospital  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations - resident architect, for George Bennett Mitchell & Son


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 L no4269 (combined box 4)