Basic Biographical Details

Name: Douglas Livingston Brice
Born: 17 August 1938
Bio Notes: Douglas Livingston Brice was born in Kilmarnock on 17th August 1938, the second son of Leonard, an office manager, who served in two world wars, and his wife Peggy. He was educated at Kilmarnock Academy, leaving in 1955 to an apprenticeship with Alexander Dunlop. He enrolled in that year in the part time course at Glasgow School of Art, having been advised that the practical experience gained would be more valuable than full time classes, which he was well qualified to take. He did three years, then one year full time at the Royal College of Science & Technology.

He returned to part time study and part time work to enable him to earn money to get married, which he did, to Eelanne Neilson in 1960. Between 1959 and 1960 he worked as an intermediate assistant with the Burgh of Kilmarnock.

From 1960 he was an intermediate assistant with Hay and Steel in Kilmarnock, under Duncan Macfarlane, and Stewart Hume, during which time he designed a new house, into which he and Eelanne moved in 1962. Between 1964 and 1965 he spent a year again as an intermediate assistant with Lanark County Council. He passed his finals in 1965, and became ARIBA, ARIAS, after Professional Practice time served. Varied works with different employers followed including a year with Covell Mathews, followed by a period in Paisley Burgh Architects office and a year between 1968 and 1969 with William Loudon & Sons. In 1969 he was appointed Chief Architect for James Laidlaw and Sons in Rutherglen. He left after two years to form his own practice, becoming their consultant on a number of significant projects. W I [Iain] Munro became his first partner in 1972,operating in Kilmarnock, and R J [Bob] Duguid, his second in 1973 in Rutherglen, at 31a Dalmarnock Road. Brice found splitting his time between the two offices awkward, and offered Munro the chance to take over the Kilmarnock operation, which he did, in 1976, as W I Munro Architects. Brice was elected FRIAS in 1986. He retired in 1990, mainly for stress reasons . Duguid carried on the business as sole partner.
The practice won a” Regeneration of Scotland” award, and a” Scottish Civic Trust “ award, in 1990, for Whiteinch Homes Sheltered Housing for Thomas Chalmers Housing Association Ltd.

He and Eelanne have two daughters, Avon and Abigail. Abigail studied Architecture at the Mackintosh school, and at Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen, becoming ARIAS in 1995. She worked with Lane Bremner and Garnet, Aberdeen DC, and D L Brice, and changed careers to study Drama in 2000. She married James Gemmell, an Architect now with Holmes Miller, in 1998, and they have two daughters.

Brice’s interests were, and are, golf, hockey, yacht cruising and racing, piano, amateur dramatics, and professional roleplay.

Biogrpahy currently being compiled.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 723, Aird Avenue, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate19381960 
Item 2 of 77, Orchard Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate19601962 
Item 3 of 74, Olive Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate19622005 
Item 4 of 731A, Dalmarnock Road, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1971 *1974 
Item 5 of 717, Portland Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness19711976 
Item 6 of 7Royal Bank Chambers/90, Main Street, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1974 *1990 
Item 7 of 73, Derwent House Hill Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate2005  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 9Alexander Dunlop19551958Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9Kilmarnock Burgh Council Architect's Department19591960AssistantIntermediate assistant
Item 3 of 9James Hay & Steel19601964AssistantIntermediate assistant
Item 4 of 9Lanark County Council19641965AssistantIntermediate assistant
Item 5 of 9Covell Matthews & Partners19651966Architect 
Item 6 of 9Paisley Burgh Architects Department19661968Architect 
Item 7 of 9William Loudon and Son19681969Architect 
Item 8 of 9James Laidlaw & Sons Ltd19691971Chief Architect 
Item 9 of 9D L Brice 19711990Senior Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 441970Woodhead housingHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 441971Bankhead housingRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 441972Child guidance centreKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 441972Function suite for Glasgow STUC (or Glasgow Trades Council?)Maryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 441972House for Mr HallyDarvel AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 441973Bowling clubhouseKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 441973Children's Home, BankheadRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 441973House for Mr N FletcherDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 9 of 441973LA Housing and Children's homeIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 441973Local Authority housing renovationsRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 441973Renovation of listed buildingsIrvine AyrshireScotlandRestoration and also infill buildings
Item 12 of 441974Educational and Recreational Centre for STUCKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 441974Glasgow area offices for Scottish Gas  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 441974House for Mr J TerryBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 441974Tenement rahabilitation for Elderpark Housing Association  GlasgowScotlandCondition and potential rehabilitation survey
Item 16 of 44197568 houses, Quarry RoadIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 17 of 441975Shops and flats, RiccartonKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 441975Tenement rahabilitation for Elderpark Housing Association  GlasgowScotlandRehabilitation
Item 19 of 441976Community/Sports Centre, BurnhillRutherglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 441976Sheltered Housing (Flatlets) for Glasgow District Council, BankheadRutherglen GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 441978Flats and Amenity Flats for Hamilton District CouncilHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 441979Terraced housing and flatsThornliebank, Eastwood RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 23 of 441980Tenement rehabilitation for Eastwood Dictrict CouncilThornliebank RenfrewshireScotlandRehabilitation
Item 24 of 441981Tenements for Elderpark Housing AssociationElderpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 44Before 1981Central Area redevelopmentThornliebank GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 44Before 1981Housing for James Laidlaw & SonRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 27 of 44Before 1981Housing for James Laidlaw & SonHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 44Before 1981Tenement rehabilitation for Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association  GlasgowScotlandRehabilitation
Item 29 of 44Before 1981Woodside Public School  GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 30 of 441983Sheltered housing for Eastwood District CouncilBusby RenfrewshireSingapore 
Item 31 of 441983Terraced housing/flats Elderpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 441984Housing renovations, LongparkKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandRenovation
Item 33 of 441984Shops and flatsThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 34 of 441985Thorntree Community HallsThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 35 of 441986Clydesdale BankCumnock AyrshireScotlandRenovation
Item 36 of 441986House for Mr LooseWilliamwood RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 37 of 441986Sheltered housingWhiteinch GlasgowScotlandRenovation and new build
Item 38 of 441986Speculative housing, BallochCumbernauld LanarkshireScotland 
Item 39 of 441987HousingBusby RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 40 of 441987Housing, Garlieston Road and Pendeen PlaceBarlanark GlasgowScotlandRenovation
Item 41 of 441988Flatted blocks and terracesSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 441989Children's CentreBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 43 of 441989Sheltered housing for Eastwood District CouncilEaglesham RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 44 of 441989Speculative housing for MDW EstatesFenwick AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Mr D L BriceInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent May and December 2013
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership Papers of Robert John Duguid