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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William Mitchell Millar |
|Designation: ||Architect, Architect |
|Born: ||21 August 1943 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||William Mitchell Millar (known as Mitchell Millar) was born on 21 August 1943 at 2, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Scotland, son of William Millar, Captain, Royal Engineers, and Una Lewin Millar of Newark, Nottinghamshire. |
Apprenticed in 1961 to the Glasgow office of Honeyman, Jack and Robertson and later at Wylie, Shanks and Partners, he studied part-time at Glasgow School of Art (1962-66), passing the RIBA Intermediate certificate in 1965. Transferring to full-time studies at Kingston University (Surrey) and receiving a graduate degree in 1969, he was elected to RIBA in 1970.
Following three years of partnership with Industrial Designer David Colwell, which included work in the Sultanate of Oman such as the Majlis & Royal Residence in Sib, Oman, designed in association with Douglas Norwood Associates, Mitchell Millar took a position as Senior Architect (later Principal Architect) with the Government of Fiji, in Suva in 1973. In Fiji his work included the Nadi District Courthouse (1972), Koronivia Agricultural College (1973), Nasinu Airport Control Tower & Terminal, Suva (1973-76).
In 1977 Millar married Joan Feener of Boston Massachusetts. The couple has two sons, Andrew and Gregory. From 1977-1980 Millar had a post with the practice Chapman Taylor & Partners in London and worked during this period on Wakefield Shopping Centre in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
In 1980 the family moved to Hawaii where Mitchell established a practice as Mitchell Millar Architects, consulting to the banking and hotel industries. In 1982 Millar was elected to the American Institute of Architects, and licensed to practice architecture in several states of the USA.
In 1999 he moved to North Carolina where he was appointed Architectural Department Manager of Arcadis, an Architect/Engineer consultancy to the medical research and pharmaceutical industries.
2007 saw a return to live and practice in Honolulu, where projects were produced throughout the Pacific region, primarily in the Federated States of Micronesia, and in the State of Hawaii.
In Scotland, Mitchell was a notable climber, with several classic alpine ascents to his credit, including the North Face routes on the Grandes Jorasses and the Eiger. A lifetime association with Boy Scouts in the UK and USA as a Scoutmaster garnered many service and training awards. In Hawaii, Mitchell was an enthusiastic sailor.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|2, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Fife||Private||1943||1946|| |
|The Lodge, Herts Training School, Ware, Hertfordshire, England||Private||1946||1950|| |
|15 , Bawhirly Road, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||1950||1953|| |
|12, Queensberry Avenue, Clarkston, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private||1953||1963|| |
|3, Melrose Place, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1963||1965|| |
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|This architect, architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Date started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1961||King's Theatre|| || ||Glasgow||Scotland||Worked on this project as apprentice with Honeyman Jack & Robertson|
|1962||House||Wemyss Bay|| ||Renfrewshire||Scotland||Restoration - as apprentice with Honeyman Jack & Robertson|
|1963||Kingsway College of Further Education|| || ||London||England||As intern with the Schools Section of the GLC|
|1963||Stow College of Building and Printing|| || ||Glasgow||Scotland||As assistant with Wylie Shanks & Underwood|
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|Courtesy of Mr William Mitchell Millar||Information sent via 'Contact Us' on website|| ||Sent January 2014|
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