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Sydney d'Horne Shepherd's obituary

Obituary for Sydney d'Horne Shepherd. Describes where and when he was born, his two wives and daughter. Describes his education at the Harris Academy and The Glasgow School of Art, his achievements such as winning a travelling scholarship and his solo exhibition in Dundee. Also describes his art style, preferences prevalent in his work and his career as a lecturer at various schools.

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Associated papers

Three stapled sheets of typewritten paper include William Meldrum's brief biography and descriptions of two specific works. It also includes the custodial histories of the paintings: they were presented to the Glasgow Corporation in April 1966, after Meldrum's death. The final sheet illustrates a simple drawing of Glasgow street map, indicating where Meldrum may have depicted the view of Glasgow in the 1900s.

The description specifically details two undated watercolour landscape paintings titled "Cumbernauld Road at Riddrie, Glasgow." These paintings depict the same location, each viewed in the summer and winter.

The two associated paintings are currently in storage at Glasgow Museums Resources Centre.

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Property Records

Records relating to the properties and premises of the Glasgow School of Art. The majority of these records relate to the construction of the Mackintosh Building: the premises of the Glasgow School of Art on Renfrew Street. The erection of the Mackintosh building is well documented, and the records cover all aspects of the creation of the building from early financial records from 1883 to receipts for fittings in 1912. The records of the Mackintosh Building are divided into ten sub-series (GOV/5/1-GOV/5/9): GOV/5/1: Building Committee Papers, 1896-1910 GOV/5/2: Financial Records, 1883-1912 GOV/5/3: Subscriptions and the Building Fund, 1894-1910 GOV/5/4: The Architectural Competition, 1896-1897 GOV/5/5: Contracts, Agreements and Tenders, 1897-1907 GOV/5/6: Estimates and Specifications, 1897-1912 GOV/5/7: Receipts, 1897-1912 GOV/5/8: Plans and Outsize Material, c1909-1918 GOV/5/9: Miscellaneous, 1897-1914 GOV/5/10: The property records also include those relating to the Glasgow School of Art Extension Scheme between 1926-1934 and these can be found at GOV/5/10. GOV/5/11: The earliest property records for the Glasgow School of Art are those relating to the Ingram Street property, dating from 1845-1869, and can be found at GOV/5/11 as a later addition to the finding aid. GOV/5/12: Copies of Dispositions, 2003

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

The Architectural Competition


  • Conditions of competition, 1896
  • plan of proposed new school, 1896
  • list of architects, 1896
  • correspondence with architects, 1896
  • report relating to the design produced by the architects, Honeyman and Keppie, whose author is probably Charles Rennie Mackintosh and related correspondence, 1896
  • measurer's report, 1897
  • GOV/5/4/1: Conditions of the Competition of Architects for the Proposed new School of Art [3 copies, inc. Sec.'s], Jun 1896
  • GOV/5/4/2: Plan and sections of site for proposed new school [4 copies, inc. Sec.'s and Headmaster's], Jun 1896
  • GOV/5/4/3: Proposed list of architects, not dated
  • GOV/5/4/4: Letter from Campbell, Douglas and Morrison Architects re: cannot take part in competition, 23 Jul 1896
  • GOV/5/4/5: Petition from architects re: the Competition [plus copy], 24 Jul 1896
  • GOV/5/4/6: Reply by Governors to architects, 12 Aug 1896
  • GOV/5/4/7: Letter from architects asking for modification to conditions, 17 Aug 1896
  • GOV/5/4/8: Letter from Mr I. L. Watson, Architect, re: the conditions,  20 Aug 1896
  • GOV/5/4/9: Letter to architects amending conditions, 27 Aug 1896
  • GOV/5/4/10: Architect's Design for Glasgow School of Art, with a description and schedule of its contents, [On cover, an ink drawing of 3 wishbones on tracing paper, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh], 1896
  • GOV/5/4/11: Letter to Directors from James King and Renny Watson choosing the design marked by the "crossed bones", 7 Dec 1896
  • GOV/5/4/12: Letter from Colonel Festing, D.S.A re: his choice of design, 17 Dec 1896
  • GOV/5/4/13: Measurer's report by Robert Scott as to estimated cost of the chosen design, 11 Jan 1897

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

Estimates and Specifications

Estimates for works, specifications of works, tenders, reports on tenders, related correspondence, 1897-1912. GOV/5/6/1: Estimate No.1 for mason work, by Robert Scott & Son (no. 3419), 1897 GOV/5/6/2: Estimate - proposed extensions & alterations by Robert Scott & Son - Masonry, etc. works, 1907 GOV/5/6/3: Estimate - extensions & alterations by Robert Scott & Son - Heating & Ventilation apparatus (no. 5216), 1908 GOV/5/6/4: Estimate No. 1 - mason work - accepted by J. Kirkwood (no. 3419) [Cref. 5/7/121], 1897 GOV/5/6/5: Report on tenders for the several works, 17 Sep 1897 GOV/5/6/6: Copy letter from Robert Scott to Honeyman & Keppie re: cost of excavations, 22 Sep 1906 GOV/5/6/7 File - Tradesmen's Estimates [c122 items] , 1896-1904 GOV/5/6/8: Letter from Keppie with two estimates re: blinds for windows [3 items], 31 Aug 1899 GOV/5/6/9: Estimate by G. Smith, Slater & Plasterer re: holes under the eaves,  6 Sep 1906 GOV/5/6/10: List of offers for alteration & extensions of GSA (for mason & carpenter work only), not dated GOV/5/6/11: Report on tenders for alterations and extensions, 1907 GOV/5/6/12: Memo on lowest tenders showing provisional sums allowed and extra costs of Arbroath stone over concrete for steps and supplementary offers and fees [2 copies], 1907 GOV/5/6/13: Specifications and schedules for electric power and lighting: (a) Summary of offers for electric lighting, with letter from James E. Sayers & Caldwell, 13 Jun 1908 (b) Letter from architects enclosing estimates, 15 Jun 1908 (c) Letter from architects enclosing copies of letters from Osbourne & Hunter, 2 Jun 1908 (d) Specifications and schedule from James E. Sayers & Caldwell, Jun 1908 (e) Letter from architects re: choice of tender, 23 Jun 1908 GOV/5/6/14: Specifications for the installation of a Lightning Conductor at GSA: (a) Messrs. Anderson & Munro - specification, Apr 1909 (b) Covering letter from Anderson & Munro, Apr 1909 (c) Osbourne & Hunter - specification, Apr 1909 (d) Telford, Grier & Mackay - specification, Apr 1909 (e) Claude Hamilton Ltd. - specification, Apr 1909 (f) Corresp. from James E. Sayers & Caldwell, May 1909 (g) List of tenders, not dated GOV/5/6/15: The National Telephone Company, estimates for telephone lines and telephones [2 items], 1909-1910 GOV/5/6/16: Halliwell Furnace & Engineering Co., London: (a) particulars, May 1910 (b) business card (c) article in the Sanitary Record & Municipal Engineering Vol XLV, No. 1067 [3 items] GOV/5/6/17: Tenders for the installation of an electric lift: (a) A & P Steven, Provanside Engine Works, estimate for an electric passenger lift, 17 Jan 1908 (b) R. Waygood & Co. Ltd., estimate for an electric lift and specification (inc. notes on requirements for lift from GSA, d. Dec 1911), Oct 1910 (c) A & P Steven, Provanside Engine Works, estimate for an electric goods lift, 20 Jan 1911 (d) A & P Steven, Provanside Engine Works, specification for a passenger lift at GSA, 8 May 1911 (e) British Engine, Boiler & Electric Insurance Co. Ltd., estimate for lift insurance, 31 Jan 1912 GOV/5/6/18: Estimate for fitting electric radiators into the Library, delayed, not dated GOV/5/6/19: Speirs A/C: scrap detailing excess over estimate lists extra fittings required, not dated GOV/5/6/20: Comparative statement of estimates and measurements for building, Jul 1909 GOV/5/6/21: Estimates & Corresp. re: clocks (a) Dykes Bros. Mar-Sep 1909 (b) The Magenta Company Mar-May 1909 GOV/5/6/22: Estimates re: window cleaning (a) Glasgow Corporation Water Works, 5 Nov 1908 (b) Estimate from Moses, Speirs & Sons with covering letter from architects, 17 Nov 1908 GOV/5/6/23: Estimate from Victor Devine, Plumber, 3 Dec 1907 GOV/5/6/24: Estimate from W.A. Davidson for Repousse Work, 17 Apr 1910 GOV/5/6/25: Estimate for insurance of Steam Boilers, 29 Jan 1908 GOV/5/6/26: Estimate from Wm. Douglas & Sons re: Painter Work in the Ornament Room, 27 Oct 1910 GOV/5/6/27: Estimate from M Stewart, Builder for work in the Animal Room, 20 Oct 1909 GOV/5/6/28: Estimate from G. Ferguson & Sons for platform for Animal Room, 12 Mar 1910

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Plans and Outsize Material

Plans and sections of works c1909-1918. GOV/5/8/1: J.E.Sayers & Caldwell Ltd., Plan of Electric Lighting - Sub-basement floor, Basement Floor Scale: 1/8" to 1.0', Annotated, 1909 GOV/5/8/2: J.E. Sayers & Caldwell Ltd., Plan of roof - proposed Lightning Conductor, Scale: n.k., [Brittle], not dated GOV/5/8/3: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, Coils, Second Floor, [Stamped Jas. Cormack & Sons, Heating Engineers], Scale: n.k., [Brittle], not dated GOV/5/8/4: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, Section through main staircase showing proposed lift shaft, Scale: n.k., [Pencil & ink on tracing paper. Brittle], not dated GOV/5/8/5: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, Proposed well for Electric Lift (ref. no. 273), Scale: 1/4" to 1.0', [Pencil & ink on tracing paper], Mar 1911 GOV/5/8/6: Platforms in Animal Room, Cross & longitudinal sections (ref. no. 465), Scale: n.k., [Brittle - very fragile], not dated GOV/5/8/7: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, Railings at Dalhousie Street Entrance Parapet End elevation, Cross-section [5 items], Scale: 3/4" to 1.0', [Pencil & ink on tracing paper. Brittle], not dated GOV/5/8/8: Keppie & Henderson, Proposed Extension of Coal Storage at front area, with architect's letter, Cross section & Plan, Scale: n.k., [Pencil & ink on tracing paper], Mar 1918

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Subscriptions and the Building Fund

Letters relating to acquisition of site 1894-1896, records relating to fundraising 1899-1910. GOV/5/3/1: Correspondence with the Bellahouston Bequest Fund re: the site on Renfrew Street and funding, Oct 1894-Jun 1896 GOV/5/3/2: List of subscriptions to the Building Fund, not dated GOV/5/3/3: Letters from subscribers, incl. Bellahouston Fund, SED & J. Keppie, 1901 GOV/5/3/4: Subscriptions received to Building Fund Bundle of letters, nos. 1-45, 1906-1907 GOV/5/3/5: as above., nos. 46-68, 1906-1907 GOV/5/3/6: as above., nos. 69-94, 1906-1907 GOV/5/3/7: Building Fund Bank receipts [bundle] 1899, 1907-1910 GOV/5/3/8: List of subscriptions for the first portion of the building [2 copies], not dated GOV/5/3/9: List of subscriptions for the completion of the building [2 copies], Jun 1907 GOV/5/3/10: Letters refusing subscription [5 items], Jan-Apr 1907 GOV/5/3/11: Notebook - School Extension Fund - lists of subscriptions received and list of deposit receipts, 1906-1910 GOV/5/3/12: Receipts of Deposit and Notices of Loans for money placed in the Glasgow Corporation Loans Fund [14 items], 1907-1909 GOV/5/3/13: Fund-raising Pamphlet for the completion of the School building [4 copies], not dated [c1907] GOV/5/3/14: Miscellaneous papers re: fund-raising [3 items], not dated

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Fire Precaution Papers

Papers regarding fire precaution measures at the Glasgow School of Art. Includes: instructions for how to use heated thrones safely; notices about fire drills to be carried out in the School; suggestions by the Master of Works for precautions to be taken in the event of fire, Feb 1928; Circular from the Library Bureau about the importance of record protection in the event of a fire, 02 Feb 1928; correspondence with Osborne & Hunter, Electrical Contractors, about their examination of the electric lighting and reports on fire precaution installations such as fire alarms, Feb-Mar 1928; and a circular from William Miller (Glasgow) Ltd. with brochure advertising fire 'extincteurs', Mar 1928. (20 items)

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Estimates from contractors for work on the School Extension. GOV/5/10/5/1: Glasgow School of Art Proposed Extensions, Estimate for Glazier Work, c1927 (1 booklet) GOV/5/10/5/2: Glasgow School of Art Proposed Extensions, Estimate for Excavator, Mason, Brick and Concrete Works, c1927 (1 booklet) GOV/5/10/5/3: Glasgow School of Art Proposed Extensions, Estimate for Carpenter and Joiner Works, c1927 (1 booklet) GOV/5/10/5/4: Bundle of estimates for work by Robert Scott & Son, 1926 (3 items) GOV/5/10/5/5: Bundle of lists of offers and lowest offers from various contractors for School Extension work, 1927 (4 items) GOV/5/10/5/6: Letter from the Glasgow Corporation Electricity Department to the School providing an estimate for a supply of electricity to 172 Renfrew Street, 21 Nov 1927

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Sociology essay

Material related to an essay submitted as part of sociology course in the form of comb binding with 15 handwritten pages. This paper studied the social life of people in the industrial era in the 19th and early 20th century from some of cities and towns across Britain. It addresses the development of both urban and suburban design associated with the style of massive house building programmes that accommodated immigrant factory employees.

Platt, Christopher

Minutes of GSA Magazine Folio

  • DC 048
  • Collection
  • c1949

Meetings of the committee 'Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio' at The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street. Members include James Meechan, Charles Crole, Barbara G. Coulter, James McHury and Avril Burgess. Documents the restart of the magazine in December 1949 with discussions about printing and accounts. Includes details of advertising space and 4 loose postal receipts.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio

H A Wheeler volumes of illustrated essays

  • DC 118
  • Collection
  • c1940s

3 volumes, each consisting of text, drawings and photographs relating to the subject matter.

  1. The Fair City. A review of the 18th and 19th century architecture of Perth and district. Dated 1948 – Rowand Anderson student.
  2. A study of the Cantilever Principle in Architectural Design. Signed and dated 4th October 1949.
  3. Contemporary Church Design. (Not signed or dated).

Wheeler, Sir Harry Anthony

Handwritten note

Handwritten note discussing "Com. Fraser" and "Com. Mune". Quote from "Com. Mune" about an item going into the care of the Kino Film Group once "Kino was ready for it" which "Com. Mune" denied stating.

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Student notebooks

Contains notebooks from Sylvia Chalmer's time as a student at the Glasgow School of Art:

Includes notebooks for:

  • "General Knowledge"
  • "History and Methods"
  • "Methods"
  • "History of Styles"
  • "Architecture"
  • "Miss Meek's Design Notes".

Notebooks include handwritten notes; illustrations clipped from magazines and newspapers; postcards; and hand-drawn pencil, ink & watercolour sketches and diagrams.

Chalmers, Sylvia


Architects' certificates of payments to be made to contractors and receipts from contractors for payments made. Sorted into bundles for each contractor, alphabetically, and chronologically within: GOV/5/10/9/1: Lists of receipts or 'vouchers': (a) Handwritten list of extension scheme 'vouchers', 02 Dec 1929 (b) Typed list of School Extension Scheme vouchers, 03 Jun 1926-Jun 1929 (c) Typed list of School Extension Scheme, vouchers for accounts paid, 21 Mar 1930- 06 Jan 1931 (d) Supplementary list of vouchers for accounts paid, 21 Mar 1930- 06 Jan 1931 (e) Note of vouchers submitted Aug 1932 (f) List titled 'Equipment' with company and cost listed against each item (3 copies) GOV/5/10/9/2: A & P Steven Ltd, Makers of lifts, hydraulic presses & pumps, 1929-1930 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/3: A S Wright & Company Ltd, Glazing Contractors, 1931-1932 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/4: Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co, Writers, 1929-1932 (4 items) GOV/5/10/9/5: Buchanan, William, Joiner and Builder, 1929-1932 (18 items) GOV/5/10/9/6: The Bulletin, Newspaper, 12 Mar 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/7: Campbell, Dugald, Wholesale Confectioners, 01 Oct 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/8: Charles Rattray & Co Ld, Wholesale Warehousemen, 1929-1930 (4 items) GOV/5/10/9/9: The Clydesdale Rubber Co, Manufacturers of waterproofs, 10 Oct 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/10: Corporation of Glasgow, Gas Department, 1929-1930 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/11: Corporation of Glasgow, Water Department, 1929-1930 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/12: Croggon & Co Limited, Felt and Roofing manufacturers, 25 Sep 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/13: Daily Record, Newspaper, 28 Feb 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/14: Dallas & Forrest, Joiners, 1929-1930 (5 items) GOV/5/10/9/15: Dallas's Limited, General Warehousemen, Mar 1930- Oct 1930 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/16: Dykes Bros, Jewellers, 05 Nov 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/17: The Evening Citizen, Newspaper, 12 Mar 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/18: The Evening Times, Newspaper, 14 Mar 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/19: Fraser & Borthwick Ltd, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Jan 1930- Mar 1930 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/20: George G Kirk Ltd, Glass Merchants & Glaziers, 27 Sep 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/21: Gibson, Hugh N, Joiner and Shopfitter, 06 Nov 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/22: Goodlet, James, Plumber, 1929-1932 (6 items) GOV/5/10/9/23: Glasgow Evening News, Newspaper, 09 Mar 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/24: The Glasgow Herald, Newspaper, Feb 1927- Oct 1927 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/25: H C Slingsby, Truck Builder, 11 Feb 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/26: H L Anderson & Co, Painters & Decorators, 1929-1930 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/27: H Lamberton & Co, Furnishers and Decorators, 1929-1930 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/28: J & R Smith, Slaters and Plasterers, 1931-1932 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/29: James Boyd & Sons Ltd, Heating Engineers, 1929-1930 (7 items) GOV/5/10/9/30: James Hedderwick & Sons Ltd, Law and General Printers, 1926-1927 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/31: John Keppie & Henderson, Architects, 1927-1931 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/32: John Ritchie & Co, Proprietors of The Scotsman, 24 Feb 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/33: Lawson & Co (Govan) Ltd, Building Contractors, 1929-1930 (8 items) GOV/5/10/9/34: M Stewart & Co, Builders & Contractors, 1928-1930 (8 items) GOV/5/10/9/35: M'Callum, Daniel, Mason and Builder, 17 Apr 1931 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/36: Maclean & Co, Manufacturers of pavement lights, metal casements, sashes etc., 1929-1931 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/37: Middleton, George, Painter, 14 Apr 1931 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/38: The Modern Office Equipment Co Limited, 12 Sep 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/39: Montgomery, John, Clerk Of Works, 1927-1929 (29 items) GOV/5/10/9/40: Nichol & Halliday, Auctioneers, 13 Nov 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/41: Osborne & Hunter, Electrical Contractors and Engineers, 18 Jan 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/42: P & W MacLellan Limited, Engineers and Ironworks, 1928- 1929 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/43: Rattray Brothers, Alexander & France, Chartered Accountants, 16 Oct 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/44: Robert Scott & Son, Surveyors, 1927-1931 (4 items) GOV/5/10/9/45: Royal Polytechnic Limited, (John Anderson's), 1929 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/46: Samuel Craig & Co Ltd, Painters and Decorators, Jan 1932 (1 bundle) GOV/5/10/9/47: Scottish Country Life Ltd, Magazine, 01 Mar 1927 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/48: T J Miller & Sons, Blacksmiths, Oct 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/49: Tait, Walter, Joiner, Dec 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/50: W A Dunn & Co, Stockbrokers, 30 Jul 1928 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/51: Wemyss & Livingstone, Plasterers, 1929-1930 (3 items) GOV/5/10/9/52: William Gentles & Co, Framers, 02 Nov 1929 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/53: William Kemp & Co Ltd, Fireplace Specialists, May 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/54: William Miller (Glasgow) Ltd, Fire Engineers, 1929-1932 (2 items) GOV/5/10/9/55: Wm Roberton & Son, Opticians, 28 Jan 1930 (1 item) GOV/5/10/9/56: Wright, John, Electrical Engineer, 1930-1932 (3 items)

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Building Committee Minutes

Minutes of the Building Committee for meetings: 11 Mar 1926; 29 Mar 1926; 21 Apr 1926; 13 Sep 1926; 29 Nov 1926; 20 Jan 1927; 08 Feb 1927; 05 Aug 1927; 12 Sep 1927; 27 Jan 1928; 15 Mar 1928; 19 Jun 1928; 22 Oct 1928; 20 Nov 1928; 06 Dec 1928; 23 Jan 1929; 10 May 1929; 02 Jul 1929; 26 Nov 1929; 18 Feb 1930. Also Includes a list of committee members, some correspondence concerning the minutes and 2 additional copies of minutes of the meeting 11 Mar 1926, one annotated with suggestions from Laurence MacBrayne.

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Travel reports and various itinararies

This folder contains two travel reports produced by Douglas Percy Bliss when he visited Italy as well as Denmark and Sweden in 1957. It also contains several travel itineraries specific to different countries. These were presumably created as a starting point for bursary winning students going to particular countries. The are very detailed, advising students about particular areas of interest for their studies as well as offering advice about where to stay, how to use public transport and where to go for help. Within this folder are itineraries for London, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Italy and Belgium. In addition, the folder contains general information about staying in the Halls of Residence at the National College of Rubber Technology in London.

Bliss, Douglas Percy

A brief of the basic design requirements

A written sheet including a brief of the basic design requirements including function, occupation, construction, and location. The most important design criterion is: "the building must blend in with the surrounding landscape as camouflage".

Platt, Christopher

Commission report

A report with 27 pages done using typewriter. It also consists of seven coloured photos related to the game. The idea of the game is help students learn more about the building process from commission stage to completion as it shows the relationship between client, architect, and contractor. The idea was developed with the help of the tutor Drew Mackie, game consultant. The report gives instructions and explains how to complete the tasks at each stage.

Platt, Christopher


Includes a sepia photo of Veronica Matthew, Valerie Wilson, Alan Fletcher, and Douglas Abercrombie; a photograph of Veronica Matthew wearing a white dress photo made by Valerie Wilson in 1956/1957; a photograph of Mrs Kopaloff in 1977 and three photographs of Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose in Florida in 2010.

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Sociology essay 2: Tenements and terraces in the West End of Glasgow

Essay submitted as part of sociology course with 11 typewritten pages (no binding). This paper is a comparison of tenements and terraces in the West End of Glasgow. The aim is to study if there are any similarities rather than differences in their architectural design. It includes some photos and free hand sketches.
This study concluded that the terraces often had the similar façade design (neo-classical style) and the only difference occurred with the use of trees and landscape factor.

Platt, Christopher

History essay: Pugin, Ruskin & Morris and the arts & crafts movement

Material related to the writing of a history essay studying the art and craft movement in the UK influenced by three architects, Augustus Pugin, John Ruskin, and William Morris. It consists of a hard back cover page with 20 pages (on white plastic strip binding) done in the form of hand writing. The aim is to study the architectural movement in Britain after the Industrial Revolution with its social and economic aspects and how the architects criticised the missing aspect of art and craft that marked by the "battle of styles" between the Classic and Gothic styles.

Platt, Christopher

Lectures by Francis Lorne

  • DC 079
  • Collection
  • 1930-1948

Collection of typewritten notes for lectures on architecture by Francis Lorne of Burnet, Tait & Lorne.

Lorne, Francis

How to build The Greenhouse for the Elgin Park Centre

Material related to a booklet to study the constructional system of the Elgin Park Centre Greenhouse. It consists of a hard cover for both front and back with 6 pages (on comb binding) done in the form of hand writing with free hand sketches. The aim is to explore how the building of the Greenhouse was built starting from site preparation, foundation, floors, external and internal walls, roofing and other constructional elements.

Platt, Christopher

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