Basic Site Details

Name: Garthdee House with East and West gatelodges
Town, district or village: Peterculter
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodges C listed

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Robert Gordon UniversityYes 
Item 2 of 3Scott Sutherland School of Architecture  
Item 3 of 3Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Country House  
Item 2 of 2University School of Architecture

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Garthdee RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51872   
Item 2 of 51956  Additions to east
Item 3 of 5May 1957 Openedofficially opened by Lord Strathclyde, Minister of State, per Builder 31 May 1957, p1017
Item 4 of 5July 1967 Alterations and additionsTo be extended at a cost of 130,000.
Item 5 of 5Before 1975 Alterations and additions 


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 9J & W Smith A1872  
Item 2 of 9William Smith II A1872  
Item 3 of 9T Scott Sutherland  1956 Additions to east
Item 4 of 9T Scott Sutherland  31 May 1957 'former architectural student at the college, and gifted Garthdee House and grounds as the nucleus for the new School of Architecture'; 'carr[ied] out architectural work at net cost, while Alexander Hall and Sons under[took] the construction on a time and material basis...' (est. cost of extension ₤300,000 / actual cost ₤95,000) per Builder p1017
Item 5 of 9Robert (or Robin) Weir Donald ABefore 1975 Alterations
Item 6 of 9Thomas ('Tom') Craig ABefore 1975 Alterations?
Item 7 of 9Angus McDonald Taylor DBefore 1975 Alterations?
Item 8 of 9Ian Manson Thomson DBefore 1975 Alterations
Item 9 of 9Thomson Taylor Craig and Donald DBefore 1975 Alterations?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Pressp169
Item 2 of 3Fiddes, Jim2005Pitfodels and the early history of GarthdeeIssue 1, Summer 2005Aberdeen Town and County History Society Magazine 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 May 1957  'School of Architecture Opened', p1017
Item 2 of 2Building7 July 1967  p158

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47908 
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52365West Lodge
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52364East Lodge