Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow University, Faculty of Arts Block
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 250,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow University, Arts Building  
Item 2 of 4Modern Languages Building  
Item 3 of 4Sir Alexander Stone Building  
Item 4 of 4University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus Buildings, D5  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 116, University Gardens  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 29 January 1953 *  Winner chosen for new Faculty of Arts block
Item 2 of 219581959Build/construction 

* 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 2Walter Neil Wilson RamsayArchitect 1953 *1959Wins competition for design of new Faculty of Arts building. Construction completed about 1959.
Item 2 of 2C J McNair Elder & Ramsay A19531959 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1University Court1952-1953, competition for new Faculty of Arts block

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow University, general 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Pressp391
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p343

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder9 January 1953  p107
Item 2 of 2Builder30 January 1953  p188-191, 200 - details of Ramsay's competition-winning design for Arts Block, inc. perpsectives and plans

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow University ArchivesArchval material relating to the building of the UniversityGB 0248 GUA BUL/6/26/1-6Original drawings
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51849University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building D5, 16 University Gardens, Sir Alexander Stone Building
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no 6398 (Combined Box 136)