Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish School of Art & Industry
Town, district or village: Kilsyth
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Experimental SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 2Kilsyth Academy  

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 41937  Won in competition - only partly built
Item 2 of 419381939 Partly built
Item 3 of 416 September 194828 September 1948Design exhibitedRIBA "New Schools" Exhibition at the McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
Item 4 of 41952  Completed


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 9(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA19371939 
Item 2 of 9(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectA19371939 
Item 3 of 9Rowand Anderson, Paul & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19371939 
Item 4 of 9(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectB1952 Completion of project
Item 5 of 9Andrew RentonArchitectB1952 Completion of project
Item 6 of 9Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1952 Completion of project
Item 7 of 9Charles Adrian HopeArchitectB1952 Completion of project, working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 8 of 9David BainArchitectB1952 Completion of project, working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 9 of 9Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectB1952 As apprentice in the office of Basil Spence worked on completion of project


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp96-7
Item 2 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp195

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder17 September 1948  p329

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Robert W Y DobieInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on Dictionary website Sent February 2010
Item 2 of 2Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Sent September 2007