Basic Biographical Details

Name: W T P Bryce & H M Bryce
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: William Theodore Percival Bryce and his wife Helen Mary were briefly in parctice together at 40 Melville Street in about 1933.

Born 30 January 1892, William Theodore Percival Bryce was articled to Burnet, Son & Dick, St Vincent Street, in 1913, and commenced study at the Glasgow School of Art and Royal Technical College in the same year. His training was interrupted by war service in 1915-18, but he completed it after the war and received his Diploma from the Glasgow School of Architecture in 1920. In 1920-21, having been awarded the Bourdon Memorial Studentship, he spent time travelling in England. He spent the following winter in London in the employment of Mewes & Davis of Conduit Street, before taking charge of the Paris office of Burnett Napier Henderson Orphoot and Frank Edward Whiting in summer 1922. He joined Orphoot and Whiting in partnership at 21 Alva Street, Edinburgh later that year. He was admitted FRIBA in late 1931 or early 1932, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Charles Henry Gage and John Begg. In 1932 he left Orphoot and Whiting, his place in the partnership being filled by Ian Lindsay the following year. In that same year Bryce acted as a proposer for his wife Helen Mary Bryce (born 1898) - whom he may have first met when both were working in the firm's Paris office or previously in London - when she applied for Associateship of the RIBA having completed her studies at the Edinburgh College of Art. Her other proposers were John Begg and Frank Charles Mears; the absence of Orphoot's signature on either her or her husband's nomination papers suggests that there may have been a dispute between him and them around the time of the split of the practice. The Bryces' home address in the early 1930s was 78 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, and from at least 1933 they were practising together from 40 Melville Terrace. They would appear to have moved to England as both died there in the early 1970s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 140, Melville Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1933  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William Theodore Percival Brycec. 1933 Partner 
Item 2 of 2Helen Mary Brycec. 1933 Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories