Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow University Library and Hunterian Art Gallery
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Art Galleries not forming part of library, but designed in association with it, and integral to scheme's composition

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51963 * Plans prepared, construction not yet begunModel in Architects' Journal
Item 2 of 519651981Build/construction 
Item 3 of 519651968Build/constructionMain Library
Item 4 of 519711981Build/constructionMuseum and Art Gallery extension
Item 5 of 51985 AdditionExtension to library

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 7(Sir) William WhitfieldArchitect 19651981 
Item 2 of 7Lowe & RodinEngineer 1965 *1968Structural Engineers
Item 3 of 7Philip SayerArchitect 1965 *1968Architect in charge
Item 4 of 7Reynolds & YoungSurveyors 1965 *1968Quantity Surveyors
Item 5 of 7David James LeslieArchitectA1985 Extension to library - as project architect
Item 6 of 7Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectA1985 Extension to library - responsible for design of elevations
Item 7 of 7Walter Underwood & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1985 Extension to library - with David Leslie as project architect

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p601
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp86, p140-44
Item 3 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p344
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p13

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architects Journal9 January 1963  Model
Item 2 of 3Architects Journal16 April 1969  p1043-1058
Item 3 of 3Builder4 January 1963  p8

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of David J LeslieInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010