Basic Site Details

Name: University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Department of Agriculture
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: To cost 350,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1East of Scotland Agricultural College  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Faculty building  
Item 2 of 3University  
Item 3 of 3College  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41949 Plans drawn up 
Item 2 of 41950 Plans approved 
Item 3 of 419541960Build/construction 
Item 4 of 4October 1960 Openedby Duke of Edinburgh


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(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectA19481960 
Item 2 of 7(Professor) Ralph CowanArchitectA19481957(?)In association with Alan Reiach
Item 3 of 7Alan ReiachArchitectA19481960In association with Ralph Cowan
Item 4 of 7Reiach & CowanArchitectural practiceA19481957(?) 
Item 5 of 7Arthur G InghamArchitectB1949 To provide advice as chief engineer of the Department of Agriculture.
Item 6 of 7Andrew JacksonArchitectA19501952Was in charge of the design and construction
Item 7 of 7Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA1950(?)1952As chief draughtsman for Reiach.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp487
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p590

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architects Journal13 August 1953  pp198-199
Item 2 of 6Architects Journal25 July 1961  pp126-141
Item 3 of 6Architectural DesignJune 1952  pp169-170
Item 4 of 6Builder20 June 1952  pp926-927
Item 5 of 6Builder2 December 1960  'Notes of the Week - Scottish Dancing' p1010
Item 6 of 6Scotsman24 November 1949   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlan Reiach Collection AR 4/1-15
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no 6839 (Combined Box 162)