Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Mitchell
Born: 13 May 1906
Died: 1996
Bio Notes: Thomas Mitchell was born on 13 May 1906 and was articled to Mills & Shepherd of Dundee in July 1922, attending classes at the Dundee Technical College. He completed his apprenticeship in August 1926 and the following month was admitted to the degree course at Glasgow School of Architecture at third-year level, studying under Thomas Harold Hughes. During the summer holiday in 1927 he worked in the office of Wylie, Wright & Wylie as an assistant, and at some point that year he spent a fortnight in Paris. He made a further two-week study tour in 1928, this time to Normandy, and travelled around Scotland and England at various times before passing the qualifying exam in April 1929 'with great distinction', according to Hughes. Later that year he set out on a five-month tour of Europe including France, Italy, Austria and Germany, and he was admitted ARIBA at the end of the year, his proposers being Hughes, David Bateman Hutton and Thomas Lumsden Taylor. At that time he was living at 6 Dalhousie Road, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry.

Besides his architectural qualifications Mitchell was a structural engineer. He set business on his own account before 1950 in London at 20 Bedford Square. He had been awarded the MBE by then. The practice name was Thomas Mitchell & Partners.

Mitchell died in 1996 in Surrey, his death being registered in June of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 16, Dalhousie Road, Barnhill, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate1929 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Mills & ShepherdJuly 1922August 1926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Wylie, Wright & Wyliec. June 1927c. September 1927AssistantSummer appointment during studies at Glasgow School of Architecture


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3David Bateman HuttonLate 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Lumsden TaylorLate 1929for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 11990sHousingPathhead Kirkcaldy, Fife  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp58
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 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 no4415 (combined box 13)