Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Archibald Hugh Ritchie
Born: 28 November 1914
Died: Late 1983
Bio Notes: David Archibald Hugh Ritchie was presumably of Scottish origin. He began work as an apprentice in the Architect's Department of Lanarkshire County Council in 1931 and remained working there until 1937. Concurrently from 1933-37 he took classes on the Certificate Course at the School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

In the latter year, 1937, he moved to a post with HM office of Works in London. He moved after a year to the Architects' Department of Lanarkshire County Council. In 1941 he moved again, this time to the Welcome Foundation and in 1946 he took a post as assistant with Louis de Soissons & Partners.

Ritchie passed Part I of the RIBA exams in 1939 and PArt 2 in January 1947 . He was elected ARIBA on 6 May 1947, proposed by Louis de Soissons, William Frederick Howard and Harry St John Harrison.

At the time of his resignation from the RIBA in 1979 he was living in Somerset.

He died in late 1983, his death being registered in Bristol between October and December of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4ScotlandBusiness Before 1939 
Item 2 of 428, Church Road, Barnes, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 3 of 457, Rusholme Road, Putney, London, EnglandPrivate1947 *  
Item 4 of 4East View, North End, Yatton, Somerset, EnglandBusiness1978 *  

* 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 4Lanarkshire County Architect's Department19311937Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19371938Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS), Architects Department19381941Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Louis de Soissons & Partners1946 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Louis de Soissons6 May 1947For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Harry St John Harrison6 May 1947For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Frederick Howard6 May 1947For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 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 no8994 (Combined Box 220)