Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Flett (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 December 1918
Died: 19 April 1984
Bio Notes: George Flett (junior) was born at 7 New Street, Findochty, on 23 December 1918, the son of David Flett, fisherman, and his wife, Catherine (nee Flett). He was articled to James Wood, the County Architect of Banffshire from September 1937 to September 1939. From that date until June 1940 he studied at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordonís College, The years 1940-43 were spent working as an assistant in the City Engineerís Office in Aberdeen. He sat the Intermediate Exam in December 1942. In October 1943 he began the diploma course at Edinburgh College of Art and was awarded his diploma with distinction in June 1945. He was admitted ARIBA in 1946, proposed by Leslie Grahame Thomson, William Innes Thomson and L F Davies. He later gained some experience in town planning (possibly a qualification as well) and was a member of the RTPI.

By 1970 he had moved south and at that day was working in Surrey.

He died on 19 April 1984, survived by his wife Sheila V Flett.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 37, New Street, Findochty, Banffshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1946 *  
Item 2 of 316, New Street, Findochty, Banffshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  
Item 3 of 326, Paddocks Way, Chertsey, Surrey, EnglandPrivateBefore 1970 *After 1979 

* 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 2James WoodSeptember 1937September 1939Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Aberdeen City Engineer's Office19401943Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edward Foulkes Davies12 February 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)12 February 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Innes Thomson12 February 1946For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalSeptember 1984 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsDeath notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8686 (Combined Box 213)