Basic Biographical Details

Name: Duthie Ritchie
Born: 31 January 1906
Bio Notes: Duthie Ritchie was born on 31 January 1906 and attended day classes at Robert Gordon's College from 1922 to 1925. In the latter year he was articled to Jenkins & Marr, where he remained until 1928, during which period he was awarded the Byrne Scholarship. In July of the latter year he passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh and soon thereafter he joined Kelly & Nicol as an assistant. He was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year or the beginning of the next, his proposers being John Alexander Ogg Allan, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and William Edgar Gauld.

Ritchie emigrated to South Africa about 1929. His declaration on admission to the RIBA was witnessed by William George Whyte of J CCook, Architect, National Mutual Buildings, Johannesberg, South Africa.

He became a member of the Institute of South African Architects in 1944. In 1959 he was a partner in the firm Stucke, Harrison, Ritchie & Watson at Provident Buildings, 108, Fox Street, (Box 2271), Johannesburg.

He remained in South Africa until at least 1970.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2201, Rose Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1928 *  
Item 2 of 2PO Box 2271, Johannesburg, South AfricaPrivatec. 1970  

* 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 2Jenkins & Marr19251928Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Kelly & Nicol1928 Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Edgar GauldLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1928 or early 1929for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildingsAccessed February 2017

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4276 (combined box 5)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James