Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow School of Art
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of phases 1 & 2: 21,492.
Cost of new Assembly Hall block: 28,000. C Listed

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1College  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 211, 15, Dalhousie StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2167, Renfrew StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1218961898  
Item 2 of 121896  Competition held
Item 3 of 121906  Board room interior
Item 4 of 121907  Western section
Item 5 of 121911  Further work
Item 6 of 121915  Work on windows
Item 7 of 1219271933 Repairs and alterations
Item 8 of 1219291930 New Assembly Hall block
Item 9 of 1219311932 Work on old Dental Buildings
Item 10 of 125 February 1960 Proposedblock extension in Renfrew Street per Builder p296
Item 11 of 121990 Build/constructionMackintosh Street Light project
Item 12 of 12c. 1990 Won award or awardsPhilips National Lighting Award for Design


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 43Alexander McGibbonArchitect 1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 43Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 43Henry Edward CliffordArchitect 1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 43Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitect 1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 43William James AndersonArchitect 1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 6 of 43Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectA18961899Won in competition and first phase completed
Item 7 of 43Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA18961899Won in competition and first phase completed
Item 8 of 43James Salmon & SonArchitectural practiceI1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 9 of 43John Gaff GillespieArchitectI1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 10 of 43William Forrest SalmonArchitectI1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 11 of 43(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectJ1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 12 of 43Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceJ1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 13 of 43John Archibald CampbellArchitectJ1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 14 of 43John Burnet (senior)ArchitectJ1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 15 of 43David BarclayArchitectK1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 16 of 43H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceK1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 17 of 43Fred RowntreeArchitectL1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 18 of 43Malcolm StarkArchitectL1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 19 of 43Stark & RowntreeArchitectural practiceL1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 20 of 43Conner & MitchellArchitectural practiceM1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 21 of 43Henry MitchellArchitectM1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 22 of 43William Tait ConnerArchitectM1896 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 23 of 43Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectB1906 Interior of Board Room
Item 24 of 43Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceB1906 Interior of Board Room
Item 25 of 43Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectC1907 Second phase - western section
Item 26 of 43Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceC19071909Second phase - western section
Item 27 of 43Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectD1911 Further work
Item 28 of 43Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceD1911 Further work
Item 29 of 43John KeppieArchitectD1911 Further work
Item 30 of 43Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceE1915 Work on windows
Item 31 of 43John KeppieArchitectE1915 Work on windows
Item 32 of 43Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectF19271933Repairs and alterations
Item 33 of 43John KeppieArchitectF19271933Repairs and alterations
Item 34 of 43Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceF19271933Repairs and alterations
Item 35 of 43Alexander SmellieArchitectG19291930New Assembly Hall block
Item 36 of 43Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectG19291930New Assembly Hall block
Item 37 of 43Alexander SmellieArchitectH19311932Work on Old Dental Buildings
Item 38 of 43Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectH19311932Work on Old Dental Buildings
Item 39 of 43John KeppieArchitectH19311932Work on Old Dental Buildings
Item 40 of 43Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceH19311932Work on Old Dental Buildings
Item 41 of 43Keppie Henderson & J L GleaveArchitectural practice 5 February 1960 per Builder p296
Item 42 of 43Alexander G MacgregorArchitect, Town PlannerJ1990 Mackintosh Street Light Project - as Chief Architect and Planner with Strathclyde Regional Council
Item 43 of 43Strathclyde Regional Council Department of Architecture and Related ServicesArchitectJ1990 Mackintosh Street Light Project at various locations including School of Art with Ale Macgregor as Chief Architect and Planner


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Governors of the Glasgow School of Art 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Billcliffe, Roger1979Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs Guildford & London: Lutterworth Presspp66-8, 159-60, 185 and 204-11
Item 2 of 8Buchanan, William (ed)1989Mackintosh's Masterwork: The Glasgow School of Art Glasgow: Richard Drew Publishing 
Item 3 of 8Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudson 
Item 4 of 8Ferguson, H C S Glasgow School of Art: the history   
Item 5 of 8Howarth, Thomas1977Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern MovementSecond EditionLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltdpp69-92
Item 6 of 8Macaulay, James1993Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Glasgow School of Art London 
Item 7 of 8Robertson, Pamela and Johnston, J Stewart1996Charles Rennie Mackintoshexhibition catalogueGlasgow: Glasgow Museumspp153-73
Item 8 of 8Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp205-11 and 217

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architects Journal6 May 1964   
Item 2 of 4Builder5 February 1960  p296
Item 3 of 4Builder8 May 1964   
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalJanuary 1964 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Henderson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Courtesy of Alexander MacgregorInformation sent to the Dictionary Sent April 2016
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33105 
Item 3 of 6Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book. Also for 1911 work
Item 4 of 6Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 278 ,329 , 431, 435, 463 and 471
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Graham Henderson: F no 2852 (box 12); Alexander Smellie: L no3476 (box 11)
Item 6 of 6Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/7267, 2/1964