Basic Site Details

Name: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Crawford BuildingYes 

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 1Perth RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71936  Competition held
Item 2 of 71937  Competition entry date of Lorimer & Matthew design and Alan Reiach with R H Matthew design
Item 3 of 719371960 Construction. The original scheme was symmetrical. Construction abandoned 1939 with only some foundations laid. Resumed to revised asymmetrical design mid 1950s.
Item 4 of 71965 AdditionNew Refectory. Cost £140,000. Educational Building
Item 5 of 71969 AdditionExtension to Printing Department, College of Art, Dundee. Cost £55,000. Educational Building
Item 6 of 71973 Alteration/conversionCost £600,000
Item 7 of 71978 Alterations and additionsAlterations to Crawford Building, College of Art, Dundee. Cost £280,000.


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 44Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)Architect 1936 Competition design (unsuccessful) - information provided to DMW by Alexander Esmé Gordon in response to questionnaire in the 1980s.
Item 2 of 44James WallaceArchitect 1936 Won competition to secure job; built 1953 onwards
Item 3 of 44Neil & HurdArchitectural practiceCc. 1936 Competition designs by Hurd
Item 4 of 44Robert Philip Andrew HurdArchitectCc. 1936 Competition designs
Item 5 of 44John Fraser MatthewArchitectA1937 Competition entry (unsuccessful)
Item 6 of 44Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceA1937 Competition entry (unsuccessful)
Item 7 of 44Alan ReiachArchitectBc. 1937 Competition entry with Robert Hogg Matthew, though not in formal partnership
Item 8 of 44Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectBc. 1937 Competition entry with Alan Reiach, though not in formal partnership
Item 9 of 44David CarrArchitect 1938 Competition entry (unsuccessful)
Item 10 of 44(Professor) James PaulArchitectG1965 New refectory
Item 11 of 44Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceG1965 New refectory
Item 12 of 44David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectG1965 New refectory
Item 13 of 44Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitectG1965 New refectory
Item 14 of 44John Stewart ClarkArchitectG1965 New refectory
Item 15 of 44Robert Reid BlackArchitectG1965 New refectory
Item 16 of 44(Professor) James PaulArchitectH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 17 of 44Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 18 of 44David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 19 of 44Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitectH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 20 of 44John Stewart ClarkArchitectH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 21 of 44Peter MurchieArchitectH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 22 of 44Robert Reid BlackArchitectH1969 Extension to Printing Department
Item 23 of 44(Professor) James PaulArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 24 of 44Alexander John SmithArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 25 of 44Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceD1973 Alterations
Item 26 of 44David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 27 of 44George CruickshankArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 28 of 44George Lindsay BruceArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 29 of 44John Stewart ClarkArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 30 of 44Peter MurchieArchitectD1973 Alterations
Item 31 of 44Robert Reid BlackArchitectD1978 Alterations
Item 32 of 44(Professor) James PaulArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 33 of 44Alexander John SmithArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 34 of 44Alexander Steele F1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 35 of 44Alistair Graham AllanArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 36 of 44Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 37 of 44David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 38 of 44George CruickshankArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 39 of 44George Lindsay BruceArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 40 of 44Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 41 of 44John Stewart ClarkArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 42 of 44Peter MurchieArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 43 of 44Robert Reid BlackArchitectF1978 Alterations to Crawford Building
Item 44 of 44Roy David Clark F1978 Alterations to Crawford Building

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1School of Architecture and School of Domestic ScienceCost £1.8m


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McKean, Charles and Walker, David1993Dundee: An Illustrated Architectural GuideRevised EditionEdinburgh: RIAS 
Item 2 of 3RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSCommended competition entry by David Carr (1938) p63
Item 3 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1953   336

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1938July-Dec p25
Item 2 of 3RIBA JournalBetween 1935 and 1936XLIIILondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp1106
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalBetween 1937 and 1938XLVLondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp775

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 69/1-19 (photographs of competition entries - dated 1938)
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR D/30
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 24 competition drawings by Robert Hurd
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material