Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow, James Watt Engineering Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3James Watt Nanofabrication CentreYes 
Item 2 of 3James Watt South Building  
Item 3 of 3University of Glasgow, South Engineering Building  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119571958Build/construction 


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 7Keppie Henderson & J L GleaveArchitectural practice 1954 * Plans in hand for scheme of demolition and new extensions for Dept of Engineering
Item 2 of 7Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectA19571958 
Item 3 of 7Geoffrey George WimpennyArchitectA19571958 
Item 4 of 7Joseph Lea GleaveArchitectA19571958 
Item 5 of 7Keppie Henderson & J L GleaveArchitectural practiceA19571958 
Item 6 of 7Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'AthArchitectA19571958 
Item 7 of 7Thomas Russell ScottArchitectA19571958 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p575
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p337

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder21 May 1954  p918
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJanuary 1964 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Henderson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Richard Rudolphe Chitham De'Ath: F no 5991 (combined box 112)