William Pitt (Architect) Biography
Birthday: June 4, 1855 (Gemini)
Born In: Melbourne, Victoria
William Pitt was an acclaimed architect and political figure from Australia. His architectural contribution to the city of Melbourne is unparalleled. He was one of the pivotal creative forces that led to the creation of a unique identity of the city. With his bold, Neo-Gothic and Second Empire styles, Pitt blatantly exhibited opulence and exuberance. He designed some of the most legendary and famous buildings like the Princess Theatre, St Kilda Town Hall, Queens Bridge, Bryant and May Factory, Wellington Opera House, Rialto Buildings, Olderfleet Buildings and the Victoria Brewery. He became one of the most sought after architects during the time of the land boom in Melbourne. His legacy continues to live on and his designs can be seen in some of the grandest buildings lining Collins Street, Melbourne. He was part of the Gothic revival movement and worked during the Second Empire styles of architecture. He also specialised in designing theatres and interiors. Some of his acclaimed works of interior designing include works in Melbourne, Ballarat, Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington and Auckland. He also served as the member of the Victorian Legislative Council North Yarra Province.