Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
David Bryce (1803-1876) was a Scottish architect. Born in Edinburgh, he joined the office of architect William Burn in 1825, aged 22. By 1841, Bryce had risen to be Burn's partner. Burn and Bryce formally dissolved their partnership in 1845, with disputes over the building of St Mary's Church, Dalkeith for the Duke of Buccleuch a factor in the split.
With commissions for over 230 buildings during his career, Bryce is best known for perfecting the Scottish Baronial style, with which he pioneered the development of large and loosely planned country houses. His designs drew inspiration from 16th century Scottish architecture, including crowstepped gables, turrets and carved doorways.
In his banks and public buildings, he preferred to use Italianate classical styles similar to those of Sir Charles Barry. His design for Fettes College, Edinburgh was one of the first to revive the Frence château style.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details