James MacLaren, Scotland, Architect of Vernacular Buildings, Projects, Book, History, Works

James MacLaren Architect

Scottish Arts & Crafts – 19th Century Scottish Architecture

James Marjoribanks MacLaren

1853 – 1890

Scottish Arts & Crafts architect who promoted development of the Scottish Vernacular architecture. He was a major influence on Rennie Mackintosh.

James Maclaren designed buildings in London, Canary Islands, Stirling and Fortingall, Perthshire. He was influenced by Philip Webb, CFA Voysey and WR Lethaby.

A book has been written about James MacLaren by Alan Calder:

James MacLaren : Arts and Crafts Pioneer
Alan Calder
Hardcover 186 pp (2003) Publisher: Shaun Tyas ISBN: 1900289628
Order James MacLaren Arts and Crafts Pioneer Today

James MacLaren RIBA Centenary Exhibition took place in 1990

“In about 1868 he moved to join his three elder brothers in Glasgow and was articled to Salmon Son & Ritchie. In 1875, he moved to London, joined the Architectural Association and began work as an assistant to Richard Coad – who recommended MacLaren to the Royal Academy Schools in January 1876.
During 1878, he was in the office of the Surveyor of Public Buildings for the County of Surrey. During the early 1880s, he lived at 40 Montpelier Square, London, with his brother Thomas, also an architect.”
source: wikipedia

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Key Architecture in Glasgow

BBC Scotland
BBC Scotland
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Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

John Wheatley College
John Wheatley College
photo : Keith Hunter




Key Historic Architecture in Glasgow

Trades Hall
Trades Hall Glasgow
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Britannia Music Hall
Britannia Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Olympia Theatre
Olympia Bridgeton
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