Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Porter Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 December 1909
Died: 1972
Bio Notes: William Porter Mitchell was born on 30 December 1909. He served his apprenticeship with Gavin Paterson & Son of Hamilton from February 1926, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture and Royal Technical College from 1929. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1931 he found employment in the practice of Baird & Thomson at 150 Holland Street, Glasgow. He moved three years later to join the City of Perth Corporation, and two years afterwards moved again, this time to the Corporation of the City of Blackburn, Lancashire. He passed the special RIBA final exam in July 1944 and was admitted ARIBA on 12 December that year, his proposers being Jack Coia, William James Smith and L Stuart Stanley.

He died sometime between June and September 1972 in Burton.

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 4Gavin Paterson & SonFebruary 19291931Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Baird & Thomson19311934Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 4Perth Town Council Architect's Office19341936 (City of Perth Corporation)
Item 4 of 4Blackburn Corporation Architect's Department1936After 1944  


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Jack Antonio Coia12 December 1944for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith12 December 1944for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Stuart Stanley12 December 1944for Associateship


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 A no8421 (combined box 210)