Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Macdonnell Mitchell Dowdall
Designation: Architect
Born: 1842
Bio Notes: William Macdonnell Mitchell Dowdall was born in 1842 and was a self-taught architect. He worked in several offices from 1870 and commenced independent practice in to Shanghai in 1883, having been admitted ARIBA in the previous year. He designed the Union Church on Suzhou Road in 1886 and was elevated to FRIBA in 1891. He worked in partnership with the civil engineer Robert Moorhead from 1895 to 1900. He later designed the early English Gothic/medieval French St Ignatius Cathedral, Shanghiai (1910).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Shanghai, ChinaBusiness   


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Christie20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Gilbert McGarva20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Wardlaw Sclanders20 July 1911for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Denison, Edward and Guang, Yu Ren2006Building Shanghai: The Story of China's Gateway Chichester: Wiley-Academy (John Wiley & Sons Ltd)pp 52, 56 & 88