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Glasgow architecture

26 Sep 2007

GLASGOW ARCHITECTURE FOCUS: A number Glasgow architecture practices lead the way with prominent building projects in 2007.

  • gm+ad –- the Glasgow Architects led by Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop -- complete Glasgow Harbour residential project and Dumbreck educational building
  • Nord unveils Glasgow’s Hallion project

GM+AD, the Glasgow architecture practice created by Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop, and NORD have both made a big impact throughout 2007.
NORD has jumped from being a small emerging Glasgow architecture practice to a two-office-practice after winning a competition to design a new Council HQ in Wexford, Ireland. In additional GM+AD’s Glasgow Harbour project has, along with its neighbours, provoked debate.

Nord also worked on the renovation and redesign of The Hallion, on Bath Street, Glasgow. The development features a Members’ Lounge, Cocktail bar, Restaurant and Private Dining Spaces as well as Conference facilities.

GM+AD has been accused of being akin to both a post-war slab-block and exclusive yuppie residences. In fact the Glasgow Harbour project provides relatively affordable housing, built to a density that will satisfy the developer at the same time as creating well-planned and pleasant homes. GM+AD was also developing its first education building, a school for the visually and sensory impaired in Glasgow’s Dumbreck area, and is set to embark on a major new social services centre for the local authority, as well as the conversion of an art deco cinema into a £25million eight storeys of leisure, retail and office complex.

Glasgow architecture: 2007 new buildings

Holmes Partnership
REID architecture 
Cooper Cromar
3D Architects
Hurd Rolland Partnership Chartered Architects
James F Stephen Architects
Paterson Architects
Collective Architecture
Opfer Logan Architects
Boswell Mitchell & Johnston
haa design limited
Groves-Raines Architects Ltd
City Architecture Office Ltd.
SMC Davis Duncan Architects
Hypostyle Architects
John Renshaw Architects
Building Design Partnership
Young and Gault Architects
Armitage Associates
Keppie Design
Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
The Miller Partnership 
Anderson Bell Christie
Craig & Struthers Chartered Architects
Woolgar Hunter Ltd.


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