Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Captain) Donald Punyer Whitehorn
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 March 1919
Died: 21 July 1980
Bio Notes: Donald Punyer Whitehorn was born on 21 March 1919, the son of Harold Kenneth Whitehorn, electrical engineer, and his wife Hilda May Punyer. He studied at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen and was the RIBA Archibald Dawney Scholar in 1947. The following year he was admitted ARIBA.

He established his practice in the mid-1940s, the name being Donald P Whitehorn & Partners. By 1963 William George Brown had joined him and the practice had become Whitehorn & Brown. Later the practice amalgamated with Mottram Patrick Dalgelish to become Mottram Patrick Whitehorn Dalgleish & Partners in 1968 and some time later becoming Mottram Patrick.

Whitehorn died of a coronary at 15 Frederick Street (was this his office?) on 21 July 1980. He was survived by his wife, Marjorie Camerion Elliot, and at least one son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 220, Hope Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1980 
Item 2 of 221, Inverleith Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)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 2Donald P Whitehorn & Partnersc. 1945 Partner 
Item 2 of 2Mottram Patrick Whitehorn Dalgleish & Partners1968After 1975Partner 

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 261960sService and Sales Centre for Globe & Simpson  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 261968Licensed bar and restaurantBonnington Toll EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 261968Licensed bar and restaurant  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 261968TC CentreAlnwickhill EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 26c. 1968(?)Co-ownership HousingDalgety Bay FifeScotland 
Item 6 of 26c. 1968(?)Hopetoun HouseAbercorn West LothianScotlandAlterations and restoration
Item 7 of 26c. 1968(?)Hotel for the DisabledNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 26c. 1968(?)Housing for Royal Burgh of ForfarForfar AngusScotland 
Item 9 of 261960s or 1970sJohn Watson's School  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 261970sAnchor InnGranton EdinburghScotlandReconstruction
Item 11 of 261970sGalleon Public House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 261970sGreen HotelKinross Kinross-shireScotlandRestoration and alterations
Item 13 of 261970sHousing for Lowland & Grampian Housing Association  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 261970sHousing for Lowlands & Grampian Housing Association  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 261970sHousing for Lowlands & Grampian Housing AssociationEast Kilbride LanakshireScotland 
Item 16 of 261970sLaboratories and offices for Inveresk Research InternationalMusselburgh East LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 261970sMelville Lounge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 261970sPort of Leith Association premisesLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 261970sResearch laboratories and offices for Inveresk Research InternationalElphinstone East LothianScotland 
Item 20 of 261970sThe Regent Buffet  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 261972Dalhousie Castle  MidlothianScotlandInterior replanned as a hotel
Item 22 of 26Before 1975Autopoint for Burmah  EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 26Before 1975Bridge Bar  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 26Before 1975HousingPortobello EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 26Before 1975Housing for Lowland & Grampian Housing AssociationLeven FifeScotland 
Item 26 of 26c. 1975Borthwick CastleBorthwick MidlothianScotlandRestoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp132
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970