Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Ronald Bryce
Born: 1880
Bio Notes: George Ronald Bryce was born in 1880 and educated at Kelvingrove Academy and Bridge of Allan. He was articled to Burnet Son & Campbell in June 1896, remaining with John Burnet & Son after Campbell left the partnership in 1897. Whilst with Burnet's firm he attended Glasgow School of Art, studying under William James Anderson and Alexander McGibbon and at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College under Charles Gourlay. He left Burnet's office at the end of 1901 and at the beginning of 1902 he joined that of Niven & Wigglesworth in London, enabling him to study at the Architectural Association. He left Niven & Wigglesworth at the end of 1905 and became an assistant in the office of Harrington & Ley, also in London, at the beginning of 1906. In 1907 he obtained a salaried post with the London and North Western Railway and remained there until 1911 when he commenced independent practice at Mitre Court Chambers, Fleet Street, London. He was admitted LRIBA on 20 July of the latter year, his proposers being John James Burnet, David Barclay Niven and Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Mitre Court Chambers, 4 Mitre Court, Fleet Street, London, EnglandBusiness1911 *  
Item 2 of 2129, Ladbroke Road, Notting Hill, London, EnglandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 5Burnet Son & CampbellJune 18961897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John Burnet & Son18971901Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Niven & Wigglesworth19021905Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Harrington & Ley19061907Assistant 
Item 5 of 5London and North Western Railway's Estate Department19071911Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) John James Burnet20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3David Barclay Niven20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 121896Black's warehouse  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction as R W Forsyth's Store - as apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 2 of 121896Gardner Memorial ChurchBrechin AngusScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 3 of 121896(?)Kelvinside Station  GlasgowScotlandProbably involved, as apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 4 of 121896Public Baths and gymnasiumAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 5 of 12After 1896HotelsWhiting BayArranButeScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 6 of 12After 1896Stables, DoonholmAyr AyrshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 7 of 121897Greenhead Court  GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 8 of 121897McLaren Memorial church, hall and manseStenhousemuir/Larbert StirlingshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 9 of 121897Public Library and MuseumCampbeltown ArgyllScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 10 of 121898Finlaystone HouseLangbank RenfrewshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 11 of 121900Rutherglen Parish ChurchRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet - complete rebuilding
Item 12 of 121901St Gerardine's Church and hallLossiemouth MorayshireScotlandAs apprentice to John James Burnet


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v16 no1151