Basic Biographical Details

Name: William George Whyte
Born: 13 February 1905
Died: 26 December 1984
Bio Notes: William George Whyte was born on 13 February 1905 and was articled to T Scott Sutherland of Aberdeen from 1922 to 1925. During that period he studied part-time at the Aberdeen School of Architecture, continuing his studies full-time for three years after completing his apprenticeship. He received his diploma and passed the final exam in 1928, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and John Alexander Ogg Allan. By the time of his application for Associateship in October 1928 he had emigrated to South Africa and found a position as assistant to fellow Scottish expatriate James Charles Cook in Johannesburg.

By 1970 he was a partner in Powell Whyte & Partners which had offices in Eastern Transvaal and Johannesburg, South Africa.

He died on 26 December 1984.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Earlshall/5, Hospital Street, Wanderers, Johannesburg, South AfricaPrivate1928 *  
Item 2 of 4419/22 Commercial Exchange Building, Harrison Street, Frederick Street, Johannesburg, South AfricaBusiness1955 *After 1965 
Item 3 of 4PO Box 31152, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, South AfricaPrivate(?)1970 *  
Item 4 of 4PO Box 424, White River, Eastern Transvaal, South AfricaPrivate1979 *  

* 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 2T Scott Sutherland19221925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Charles Cook1928 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 AllanEarly 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolEarly 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Early 1929for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 6 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 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4349 (combined box 9)