Glasgow School of Art Archives & Library > Collections

The archive of this architectural firm was moved to the Glasgow School of Art on the closure of the practice in 1987 and was officially gifted to the School in 2005.

This archive is a comprehensive collection of sketch books, design drawings and models, photographs, production drawings and project files of the practice covering its post-war buildings.

The majority of the projects covered by the archive are located in the West of Scotland, such as churches in Drumchapel, East Kilbride and Glasgow; educational buildings in Cumbernauld and Cardross; and housing in Dumbarton and Ardfern. However, a significant number of projects were undertaken throughout the UK. Examples include: halls of residence for Hull University; housing at Milton Keynes; Robinson College, Cambridge and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.

In addition to the material relating to specific projects, the archive also includes financial records, press releases, general correspondence and ephemera.

Presented here are 33 buildings that Gillespie, Kidd & Coia produced in the three decades from the late 1950s until the late 1980s, including a short history of each building and its current status.

All images are owned by the GSA Archives, unless stated otherwise.


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