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CodeNA8050
Dates1904-
Person NameGeorge Bennett Mitchell & Son; 1904-; architects, Aberdeen
Epithetarchitects, Aberdeen
ActivityThe Aberdeen based architects George Bennett Mitchell & Son was established in 1904 and has been in business for nearly a century, executing a large amount of work throughout the north east of Scotland. The practice has maintained the granite building tradition, so distinct to Aberdeen, in its varying building types. George Bennett Mitchell (1865 - 1941) OBE, FRIBA, was educated in Aberdeen, and worked as an architect for over 16 years on the estates managed by the Aberdeen firm Davidson & Garden, advocates. He then worked for a short period with Aberdeen architects Pirie & Clyne designing additions and improvements to the Dunecht Estate at Echt. Mitchell was also in charge of improvements on several other large Deeside estates, namely Glentanar, Aboyne and Birse. In 1904, he decided to establish his own practice at 148 Union Street, Aberdeen and carried out many commissions including country mansions around Deeside, castle restorations, new offices for the Royal Insurance Company on Union Street, churches, and rural estate cottages. He was also one of the main architects of the 1906 ‘building boom’ in Aboyne designing many new houses to cope with the growth and development of the town. .In 1921 Mitchell was joined by his son George Angus Mitchell (1896 - 1964) and the following year the practice moved to 1 West Craibstone Street, Aberdeen, from where it still operates today (2001). It became George Bennett Mitchell and Son in 1929 and commissions extended to commercial outlets, hospital extensions, schools and universities. Later partners have included John Lamb, Gordon Taylor, Robert Alexander and Alan Hamilton.
Corporate NameGeorge Bennett Mitchell & Son
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