Basic Site Details

Name: Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The memorial-stone of the new home for the Scottish Engineers' and Shipbuilders' Institute, which is at present being erected in Glasgow at a cost of between 20,000 and 30,000, was laid by the Duke of Argyll on Saturday. [Building News 10 May 1907 p652]

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 139, Elmbank CrescentYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419061908  
Item 2 of 41906 Competition held 
Item 3 of 41907 Design exhibitedJohn Bennie Wilson design
Item 4 of 4May 1907 Foundation stone 


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 8John Bennie WilsonArchitect 19061908Won in competition
Item 2 of 8Alexander CullenArchitect 1907 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 8J W Laird & J LairdArchitectural practiceA1907 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 8James William LairdArchitectA1907 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 8John LairdArchitectA1907 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 8Robert James WalkerArchitectB1907 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 7 of 8Thomas RamsayArchitectB1907 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 8 of 8Walker & RamsayArchitectural practiceB1907 Unsuccessful competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1907 part 1 p57 (Laird's design)
Item 2 of 6Academy Architecture1907 Part 2 p38 (Wilson's design)
Item 3 of 6Royal Academy exhibitors    1907, no 1598
Item 4 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1907   781 (Laird); 785 (Walker & Ramsay)
Item 5 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1908   649 (Wilson)
Item 6 of 6RSA1908   397 (Cullen)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder4 May 1907XCII  
Item 2 of 4Builders Journal4 November 1906   
Item 3 of 4Builders Journal23 December 1908   
Item 4 of 4Building News10 May 1907  p652 - memorial stone

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33020 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Bennie Wilson: F v20 no1428 (microfilm reel 13)