Basic Site Details

Name: University of Aberdeen, Crombie Hall of Residence
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4Early 1953 Contract offeredRobert Matthew asked by Aberdeen University to prepare a report on student accommodation on the Old Aberdeen campus.
Item 2 of 4Late 1953 Plans drawn upInitial sketches by Matthew.
Item 3 of 419551956Plans prepared, construction not yet begunPlans drawn up by Brown.
Item 4 of 419571960Build/constructionConstruction deferred until 1957 due to cost restraints.


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 4Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19531960 
Item 2 of 4Margaret Brown (Mrs Richards)ArchitectA19551960 
Item 3 of 4Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA1957  
Item 4 of 4William ('Bill') David CampbellArchitectA1958 Took over lead role from Margaret Brown after her marriage.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp136
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 3 of 5Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp241,172-3,187
Item 4 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp199