Arthur Beresford Pite (1861–1934) is associated with a series of splendid Edwardian buildings in a revived Baroque, Byzantine and Greek Revival styles. He first came to attention with the Hall of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, London (begun 1890), which he designed with John Belcher and which is regarded as a key Edwardian building much adorned with sculpture. His other principal works included the Offices of Amalgamated Approved Societies, Euston Square, London (1905–1908), and the Anglican Cathedral at Kampala, Uganda. Teaching was very important to Pite. He was Professor of Architecture at the Royal College of Art (1900–1923) and he was Director of the London County Council Brixton School of Building (1905–1928).
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