Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Mitchell
Bio Notes: Andrew Mitchell was articled to D MacAndrew & Co of Aberdeen for five years from October 1894. Nothing is known of his movements over the two-and-a-half years following completion of his apprenticeship, but in July 1902 he took up a post in the Commanding Royal Engineers' Office in South Africa, remaining there until October 1908. In March 1910 he joined the office of Gilbert & Constanduros in London, leaving in August 1912 and passing the intermediate exam in the latter year. Another apparent gap in his career followed, after which he presumably undertook war service. Following the end of the war he found an appointment with the West Ham Education Authority in London, and he was still there when he was admitted ARIBA in late 1920 or early 1921, his proposers being Arthur Bartlett, A Saxon Snell and his former employer Horace Gilbert, who wrote in his supporting statement: 'until 1912 he was an assistant architect in my employ, his work was always painstaking & accurate, shewing evidence of careful previous training.'

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2South AfricaBusiness19021908Working in Commanding Royal Engineers' Office
Item 2 of 24, Sherrard Road, Forest Gate, London E, EnglandPrivate1920 *  

* 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 4D Macandrew & CoOctober 1894October 1899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Royal Engineers OfficeJuly 1902October 1908DraughtsmanIn South African office
Item 3 of 4Gilbert & ConstandurosMarch 1910August 1912Assistant 
Item 4 of 4West Ham Borough Council Architect's Department1920 *  In Education office

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur BartlettLate 1920 or early 1921for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Horace GilbertLate 1920 or early 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alfred Walter Saxon SnellLate 1920 or early 1921for Associateship


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 no3166 (microfilm reel 25)