Basic Biographical Details

Name: Leslie Douglas Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Leslie Douglas Mitchell studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from which he graduated with a diploma in 1954. He was admitted ARIBA in 1955 and ARIAS in 1957. He joined the practice of Alan Reiach in about 1958. He was taken into partnership by Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners in 1967. He retired in 1992.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Fernhill/35, Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1954  
Item 2 of 346, Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1957 *  
Item 3 of 36, Bramdean Rise, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1964After 1970 

* 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 3Alan Reiach1957 Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Alan Reiach Eric Hall & Partners1967 Partner 
Item 3 of 3Reiach Hall Blyth (Iran)1970s Architect 

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 381960sHaddington 'face-lift' improvement schemeHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 2 of 381960sKnox Academy, Primary SchoolHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 381960sSenior Secondary SchoolKilwinning AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 381964Fire StationHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 5 of 381965University of Edinburgh Appleton Tower (First Year Science Building)  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 38After 1965Bow Yett housing developmentTorphichen West LothianScotlandJob architect
Item 7 of 38After 1965North Gate housing developmentTorphichen West LothianScotlandJob architect
Item 8 of 381967Denny Civic TheatreDenny StirlingshireScotland 
Item 9 of 381967Greendykes Children's CentreCraigmillar EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 381968Heriot-Watt University, Maths, Physics and Chemistry departmentsRiccarton MidlothianScotland 
Item 11 of 381968Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton CampusRiccarton Midlothian  
Item 12 of 381969Bush House, Tropical Veterinary Medicine CentreRoslin MidlothianScotland 
Item 13 of 381969Office block, 2, 2A and 3 Queen Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 381969University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 15 of 38Late 1960sColeraine Technical CollegeColeraine LondonerryNorthern Ireland 
Item 16 of 381970sForres AcademyForres MorayshireScotlandSwimming pool
Item 17 of 381970Festival Centre, Castle Terrace site  Edinburgh, MidlothianScotlandThird scheme for Festival Centre
Item 18 of 381970Housing schemes for SSHA   ScotlandWork planned
Item 19 of 381970Office block, 10 and 12 Young Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 381970Police Headquarters  EdinburghScotlandPerhaps not involved?
Item 21 of 381970University of Stirling, sports buildings with swimming poolStirling StirlingshireScotlandWork planned.
Item 22 of 381970Veterinary College  EdinburghScotlandWork planned.
Item 23 of 381970Western General Hospital, Human Genetics block  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 381971Orchard Brae House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 381972Heriot-Watt University, Petroleum Engineering DepartmentRiccarton EdinburghScotlandPhase I
Item 26 of 381972Offices at North St David Street, west side  EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 381972SSHA housing, BranshillNew Sauchie ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 28 of 381973Heriot-Watt University, Department of Civil EngineeringRiccarton MidlothianScotland 
Item 29 of 381973Heriot-Watt University, Mechanical Engineering DepartmentRiccarton MidlothianScotland 
Item 30 of 381973Office development for Alex Lawrie  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 381974Inverleith HouseInverleith EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 32 of 38Before 1975Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, students' hostelsRiccarton MidliothianScotland 
Item 33 of 38Before 1975University of St Andrews, students' hostelSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 34 of 381977George Wolfe HouseTorphichen West LothianScotlandAddition
Item 35 of 381978Challenger LodgeTrinity EdinburghScotlandAddition of SW wing for St Columba's Hospice
Item 36 of 381979Syntex Research CentreRiccarton MidlothianScotlandPhase I
Item 37 of 381982Warehouse, Dundas Street and Eyre Place  EdinburghScotlandConversion to Savings Bank office and computer centre
Item 38 of 381983St George's School, Arts Block  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp135
Item 2 of 6Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp165-7 Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh
Item 3 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1986RIBA Directory of Members 1986   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership