Basic Biographical Details

Name: Douglas James Fyffe
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 October 1899
Died: 1959
Bio Notes: Douglas James Fyffe was born on 11 October 1899 in Dundee, where he was articled to Mills & Shepherd in 1919. He spent nine months of 1921 studying in Italy and in 1922 moved to London, entering the office of Gibson & Gordon. From the following year he studied at the Royal Academy Schools, where he was awarded the Landseer Medal in 1925. In the later year he joined Wimperis & Simpson as assistant, being taken into partnership in 1931, although his name was not included in the practice title which remained as Wimperis Simpson & Guthrie, Leonard Rome Guthrie having been made a partner in the year Fyffe joined the practice. He was still with the same firm when he was admitted LRIBA on 6 March 1939, his proposers being Edmund Walter Wimperis, Walter Symington Athol Gordon and William Begg Simpson. His nomination papers state that prior to that time he had undertaken further travels embracing France, Spain, Germany, Algiers, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

He died between July and September 1959 in Chelsea in London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2126b, King's Road, Chelsea, London, EnglandPrivate1939 *  
Item 2 of 261, South Molton Street, London, EnglandBusiness1939 *1951 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Mills & Shepherd19191922Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Gibson & Gordon19221925Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Wimperis & Simpson19251925Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie19251931Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie1931After 1951Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Walter Symington Athol Gordon6 March 1939for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Begg Simpson6 March 1939for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Edmund Walter Wimperis6 March 1939for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 11935 or 1936North Scottish Regional Broadcasting StationBurghead MorayshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4739 (combined box 32)