Basic Site Details

Name: Institute of Fine Arts
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptors: John & William Mossman.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fine Art Institute  

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 1175, Sauchiehall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618781880Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 61878 Competition heldLimited competition - 5 entrants
Item 3 of 6May 1878  Design selected
Item 4 of 6October 1878  Building begun
Item 5 of 6Early 1880  Building completed
Item 6 of 61967 Demolition 


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 3Alexander SkirvingArchitect 1878 Competition design - not successful
Item 2 of 3(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA187818880Won competition and appointed for job - as junior partner
Item 3 of 3John Burnet (senior)ArchitectA18781880Won competition and appointed for job - with his son as junior partner


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1882, no 1196
Item 2 of 3McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Pressp444
Item 3 of 3RSA1880   984

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Architect20 July 1878   
Item 2 of 11Architect4 November 1882   
Item 3 of 11Architect1 July 1887   
Item 4 of 11Architects Journal27 June 1923  Illustrations
Item 5 of 11British Architect18 August 1878   
Item 6 of 11Builder22 March 1882XLII  
Item 7 of 11Builder21 March 1896LXX  
Item 8 of 11Building News6 February 1880   
Item 9 of 11The Bailie27 February 1878   
Item 10 of 11The Bailie1 May 1878   
Item 11 of 11The Bailie22 May 1878