Peace, David (Brian) 1915-2003
PEACE, David (Brian) 1915-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born March 13, 1915, in Sheffield, England; died February 15, 2003. Architect, artist, and author. Peace was a town planner and master glass engraver. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Sheffield and during World War II helped build airfields and balloon sites which were used to detect incoming rockets, becoming a first lieutenant in the Royal Air Force's airfield construction service. After the war he was hired as a town planner for the city of Staffordshire, where he remained until 1961. From 1961 to 1975 he was deputy county planning officer in Cambridge, becoming head of environmental planning from 1975 until his retirement in 1980. In addition to his city planning work Peace was an acclaimed glass engraver. Especially noted for his lettering skills, Peace produced work that is on display in churches and museums throughout England. His writings focus on the subjects of architecture and engraving and include his compilation A Guide to Historic Buildings Law (third edition, 1973), as well as Glass Engraving: Lettering and Design (1985), The Engraved Glass of David Peace: The Architecture of Lettering (1990),Historic Buildings and Planning Policy, and Public Enquiries: Presenting the Conservation Case. Peace was a former president of the Guild of Glass Engravers and in 1977 was made a member of the Order of the British Empire.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Guardian (London, England), March 12, 2003, p. 27. Independent (London, England), February 24, 2003, p. 16.
Times (London, England), February 19, 2003, p. 31.