Basic Site Details

Name: University of Stirling, including library and landscaping
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Won Civic Trust Award for the Pathfoot Building.

Main contractor Whatling (Builders) Ltd and Holland Hannen & Cubitt (Scotland) Ltd

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 819661973Build/constructionDevelopment plan initially and then construction.
Item 2 of 81968 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award
Item 3 of 81969 Won award or awardsRIBA Regional Award
Item 4 of 819711973Build/constructionNew teaching, research, library, cultural, social and residential buildings with site works, landscaping and playing fields were provided.
Item 5 of 81971 Won award or awardsConcrete Society Award
Item 6 of 81971 Won award or awardsRIBA Regional Award Commendation
Item 7 of 81973 OpenedPathfoot building opened
Item 8 of 81973 Won award or awardsRIBA Regional Award Commendation


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 20Ed Hilliard B  In succession to Frank H. Clark
Item 2 of 20Frank H ClarkLandscape architectB   
Item 3 of 20Jeremy Wilson A1960s Senior architect
Item 4 of 20John Kirkwood Wilson (or Jack Wilson)ArchitectA1960s Senior architect
Item 5 of 20Kim Selwood A1960s Senior architect
Item 6 of 20Harold Medd B1960s  
Item 7 of 20Harold Alan WightmanArchitectA19661973 
Item 8 of 20John Christopher ('Chris') CarterArchitectA19661973 
Item 9 of 20John Deacon RichardsArchitectA19661973 
Item 10 of 20Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19661973 
Item 11 of 20Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19661973 
Item 12 of 20Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA19661973 
Item 13 of 20Gerard Johannes BakkerArchitectA19681970worked on the library
Item 14 of 20Archibald James Campbell ClarkArchitectALate 1960s1970sWorked on site development, boiler house and miscellaneous works under John Richards.
Item 15 of 20Andrew Llewllyn DaviesArchitectABetween 1970s and (?) Worked on the community/student buildings.
Item 16 of 20Euan Kidston ColamArchitectA19701972Worked on the central area including a section of the teaching buildings, the library, the MacRobert Centre, the first stage of the community facilities and the shops, the residences.
Item 17 of 20Gerald WilsonArchitectAc. 1970 Worked on the residences.
Item 18 of 20Graham DicksonArchitect, Town PlannerAc. 1970 worked on the teaching buildings.
Item 19 of 20Max Smart Ac. 1970 Worked on the teaching building.
Item 20 of 20Michael ('Mick') Alexander Haig DuncanArchitectAc. 1970 Worked on the MacRobert Centre

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 5University of Stirling Development PlanGrounds of Airthrey Castle.

In the RIBA directory of 1975 there is mention of Halls of Residence by the practice. Cannot trace these.
Item 2 of 5University of Stirling, Graduates Hall (of residence?)Grant for construction of hall (250,000) made by MacRobert Trust
Item 3 of 5University of Stirling, MacRobert Arts Centre 
Item 4 of 5University of Stirling, Pathfoot BuildingCapacity for 450 students
Item 5 of 5University of Stirling, Teaching Building (unidentified)First teaching building to be erected at the University, cost 900,000. This is probably the Cottrell Buiding


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp135
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp789
Item 3 of 6Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp29, 116, 119, 124, 127, 156, 164-5 University of Stirling
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RMJM  RMJM Practice Brochure   
Item 6 of 6Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p52-55 University of Stirling

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Archie ClarkInformation sent to Dictionary website Sent September 2014
Item 2 of 3Courtesy of Gerard BakkerInterview of Gerard Bakker by Kirsten McKee, December 2008   
Item 3 of 3Courtesy of Graham DicksonInterview of Graham Dickson by Kirsten McKee 20 November 2008: detailed description of the development of the campus's form