Basic Site Details

Name: Perth Academy
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 70,000.

See separate entry for the former Perth Academy which was superseded by this one and is now the County Library.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41927  Competition
Item 2 of 419321934Construction 
Item 3 of 41964 AdditionAdditions costing 120,000
Item 4 of 419861989Addition 


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 9Thomas Aikman SwanArchitect 19271934Won competition to secure job
Item 2 of 9Frederick William MestonArchitectA1927 Second premiated competition design
Item 3 of 9Meston & StewartArchitectural practiceA1927 Second premiated competition design
Item 4 of 9James MillerArchitectB1927 Unsuccessful competition entry - with Richard Gunn as chief assistant
Item 5 of 9Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectB1927 Unsuccessful competition entry - as chief assistant with James Miller
Item 6 of 9Alexander Scott A1964 Additions costing 120,000
Item 7 of 9D Harvey & A ScottArchitectural practiceF1964 Additions costing 120,000
Item 8 of 9David HarveyArchitectF1964 Additions costing 120,000
Item 9 of 9Tayside Regional CouncilArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)G19861989Additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp661
Item 2 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 4RSA1934   620 - T Aikman Swan design
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Art1929   T Aikman Swan entry

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1BuilderEarly 1927CXXII p363

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2DMW ArchiveJames Miller Typed List of Works by Audrey Sloan  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frederick William Meston: L no5351 (combined box 73); Thomas Aikman Swan: F no3673 (box 27)