Bulfinch, Charles at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
First professional U.S. architect. Born in Boston, he studied at Harvard Univ., then toured Europe, visiting major architectural sites in France and Italy. Most of his works incorporate Classical orders and show a mastery of proportion. Chiefly a designer of government buildings, he served as architect of the U.S. Capitol 1817-30. He used the plans of his immediate predecessor, B. Latrobe, for the wings, but prepared a new design for the rotunda. His son Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867) wrote the famous Bulfinch's Mythology.