Dunlop leads calls for Strathclyde to loan former architecture school to GSA
June 13 2014
Dunlop, himself an alumnus of the GSA, cites the B-listed school as an ideal home for fine art students and is currently drumming up interest from within the profession to make the idea a reality in time for the new academic year in September.
Speaking to Urban Realm Dunlop said: “The idea first arose from a conversation between Neil Baxter and myself. I was happy to use my connections, here and in the USA to promote it. If we can gather up enough support it will happen.”
The University of Strathclyde refused to be drawn on whether they were amenable to a campus share but stressed that they continue to liaise closely with their colleagues across the city. Likewise a GSA spokesperson added that it was still 'far too early' to make any decisions on where students will be based.
Work to salvage material from the western portion of the GSA has now begun but those who have been inside the building point out that the eastern 1897 section is largely unaffected, whilst a large proportion of the main structure of the western 1909 wing remains sound.
Strathclyde architecture students vacated the Frank Fielden & Associates block at the end of last year in order to move into a £35m engineering hub centred on the Royal College building, the James Weir Building and Naval Architecture building.
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