Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Howard John Chitty |
|Designation: || |
|Born: ||18 July 1916 |
|Died: ||16 September 1992 |
|Bio Notes: ||Howard John Chitty was born on 18 July 1916, the son of John Thomas Chitty, assistant gas manager, and his wife Florence Eliza Edwards. He was admitted ARIBA in 1948. From January 1949 he was an assistant architect with Ross & Cromarty County Council, moving the following year to the North East Regional Hospital Board also as assistant architect. His address was given as c/o York House, Inverness in 1950. He was elected FRIAS in 1958. |
On 1 November 1951 he was invited to join Thomas Munro & Co as a partner. He undertook part-time teaching at Inverness Technical College in the session 1958-59. He was elected FRIBA in 1971, proposed by Ian Archibald Munro, Edward A Meldrum and M B Ganley (not identified). His Fellowship paper describes the range of work undertaken by the firm which spread to both town and country work. Chitty had full responsiblity for building the following types of work: Domestic work, largely private housing, commercial work which included shops, offices, cinemas, public houses and clubs, industrial buildings such as transport garages and small factories, church work, both restorations and additions, and other varied projects such as work for the Highland Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, British Railways. Chitty also undertook building and land valuations, arbitration and structural reports.
Chitty continued to be a member of the RIBA until the 1990s.
He died at his home in Damfield Road, Inverness on 16 September 1992, survived by his wife Christina Campbell Ferguson and their daughter.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this :|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Torraine/39, Union Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private||c. 1948|| || |
|c/o York House, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Business(?)||1950 *|| || |
|62, Academy Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Business||1958 *|| || |
|Caldene/9, Damfield Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private||Before 1963 *||After 1970|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this :|
|RIBA||1948||The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this :|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|Munro, Thomas & Partners||Information from Thomas Munro & Partners|| ||August 2010|
|RIAS, Rutland Square||Records of membership|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F no7485 (Combined Box 192)|