Basic Biographical Details

Name: Peter Tinto
Born: 22 April 1906
Died: 1971
Bio Notes: Peter Tinto was born on 22 April 1906 and commenced his architectural training in 1922, probably in the Glasgow Corporation Housing Department. Over the next fifteen years he gained considerable practical experience working on a wide range of projects including housing schemes, flats, cottages, tenements, shops, hostels, community centres, baths, libraries, and bowling and tennis club houses. He studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1926 to 1932 and at the Royal Technical College from 1934, specialising in Professional Practice and Reinforced Concrete at the latter. He was an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and was admitted ARIBA on 6 March 1939, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour. At that time he was an assistant in the Glasgow Corporation Housing Department.

Tinto appears to have moved to work for the Glenrothes Development Corporation in the 1950s. By that date he was also an Associate Member of the Town Planning Institute.

Tinto moved to England in the 1960s and died in Cleveland in 1971, his death being registered between July and September of that year.

Tinto, Peter. "Alternative Methods of House Construction." The Builder (28 June 1940): p757-58

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Glenrothes Development Corporation, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland   1 February 1957 - Builder ref
Item 2 of 649, Vennard Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  
Item 3 of 613, Monreith Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1939 *  
Item 4 of 63, Eglinton Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1950 *After 1957(?) 
Item 5 of 6Woodside, Glenrothes, Markinch, ScotlandBusiness1951  
Item 6 of 63, Eglinton Drive, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1960 *  

* 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 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)1922(?)After 1939AssistantProbably apprentice from 1922; definitely in this office in 1939
Item 2 of 2Glenrothes Development Corporation (or Glenrothes New Town Development Corporation)19501964Chief Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith6 March 1939for 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 10 The Beeches Housing DevelopmentGlenrothes FifeScotlandAs Chief Architect of Glenrothes Development Corporation
Item 2 of 101951Glenrothes New TownGlenrothes FifeScotlandDrew up first plan for layout a chief architect of the Glenrothes Development Corporation
Item 3 of 101951Housing, GlenrothesGlenrothes FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 101951Initial Town PlanGlenrothes FifeScotlandAs Chief Architect to Glenrothes Development Corporation
Item 5 of 101953Auchmuty Precinct 2nd Development HousingGlenrothes FifeScotlandAs Chief Architect to Glenrothes Development Corporation
Item 6 of 101954Auchmuty High SchoolGlenrothes FifeScotlandAs Chief Architect of Glenrothes Development Corporation
Item 7 of 101955Glenrothes Town Centre first shopping blockGlenrothes FifeScotlandAs Chief Architect to Glenrothes Development Corporation
Item 8 of 101 February 1957Creamery for Scottish Milk Marketing BoardGlenrothes FifeScotlandBuilder ref, p252
Item 9 of 101 February 1957Old Folks' HousesGlenrothes FifeScotlandBuilder p252
Item 10 of 101961Shopping Centre with Covered Town Square, GlenrothesGlenrothes FifeScotlandAs Chief Architect, Glenrothes Development Corporation


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp80
Item 2 of 5RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 5RIBA1957The RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 5RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder24 August 1951  p277
Item 2 of 2Builder1 February 1957  p252

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from research by Iain Paterson (information from Douglas Cook)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7144 (combined box 176)