Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David Archibald Hugh Ritchie |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||28 November 1914 |
|Died: ||Late 1983 |
|Bio Notes: ||David Archibald Hugh Ritchie was presumably of Scottish origin. He began work as an apprentice in the Architect's Department of Lanarkshire County Council in 1931 and remained working there until 1937. Concurrently from 1933-37 he took classes on the Certificate Course at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. |
In the latter year, 1937, he moved to a post with HM office of Works in London. He moved after a year to the Architects' Department of Lanarkshire County Council. In 1941 he moved again, this time to the Welcome Foundation and in 1946 he took a post as assistant with Louis de Soissons & Partners.
Ritchie passed Part I of the RIBA exams in 1939 and PArt 2 in January 1947 . He was elected ARIBA on 6 May 1947, proposed by Louis de Soissons, William Frederick Howard and Harry St John Harrison.
At the time of his resignation from the RIBA in 1979 he was living in Somerset.
He died in late 1983, his death being registered in Bristol between October and December of that year.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Scotland||Business|| ||Before 1939|| |
|28, Church Road, Barnes, London, England||Private/business(?)||1939 *|| || |
|57, Rusholme Road, Putney, London, England||Private||1947 *|| || |
|East View, North End, Yatton, Somerset, England||Business||1978 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no8994 (Combined Box 220)|