Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, Student Centre
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The 'Dome' was Phase III of Morris & Steedman's scheme for the student centre.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Potterrow  
Item 2 of 2The Dome  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 21-5, Bristo Square  
Item 2 of 2Potterow  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419661973Build/construction 
Item 2 of 4December 1967 ProposedTo cost 400,000.
Item 3 of 41976 CompletionPhase III
Item 4 of 41998 Addition 


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 5Roy Nimmo A(?)1976Project architect for Phase III
Item 2 of 5James Shepherd MorrisArchitectA19661976Partner-in-charge
Item 3 of 5Morris & SteedmanArchitectural practiceA19661976 
Item 4 of 5Robert Russell SteedmanArchitectA19661976 
Item 5 of 5J D Gibson & SimpsonSurveyors 1967  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp131
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp245
Item 3 of 3Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p42-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architectural ReviewJanuary 1968  p52
Item 2 of 3Building22 December 1967  p69
Item 3 of 3The Herald22 August 2006  Criticism of this building.