Competition design for Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College

M195 Competition design for Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College

Address: George Street, Glasgow
Date: 1901
Client: Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College
Authorship: Authorship category 3 (Office with Mackintosh) (Office with Mackintosh)
1900
5 October: The governors of the Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College appoint a special committee to select an architect for the new College buildings. Eight Glasgow practices are invited to participate in a competition. 1
1901
11 January: The Special Committee submits its instructions to architects to the governors. 2
18 January: A summary of the instructions is published in Building News. 3
17 April: Competition closing date. 4
1903
14 May: The foundation stone of the new building, designed by David Barclay, is laid by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. 5
1905
21 December: The new College building is formally opened. 6

Notes:

1: Strathclyde University Archive: Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College, governors' minutes, OE 1/1/8, 14 November 1900, 'Report of the Special Committee appointed by the Governors on 5 October 1900 to consider the steps to be taken for the selection of an architect for the new buildings'.

2: Strathclyde University Archive: Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College, governors' minutes, OE 1/1/9, appendix to minutes of 12 January 1901, draft instructions to architects (10 pages).

3: Building News, 80, 18 January 1901; David M. Walker, 'Designing the Royal College', in Deborah C. Mays, Michael S. Moss and Miles K. Oglethorpe, eds, Visions of Scotland's Past: Looking to the Future. Essays in Honour of John C. Hume, East Linton, East Lothian: Tuckwell Press, 2000, p. 101.

4: Strathclyde University Archive: Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College, governors' minutes OE 1/1/9, appendix to minutes of 12 January 1901, draft instructions to architects (10 pages).

5: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Proclamation of the visit of the King and Queen, 14 May 1903, D-TC 6/581/12.

6: David M. Walker, 'Designing the Royal College', in Deborah C. Mays, Michael S. Moss and Miles K. Oglethorpe, eds, Visions of Scotland's Past: Looking to the Future. Essays in Honour of John C. Hume, East Linton, East Lothian: Tuckwell Press, 2000, p. 118.