The Athenaeum Bar, Hotel, Architect, Photo, 179 Buchanan Street building, G2 property location, Date

The Athenaeum Glasgow Building

Historic central Glasgow Building, Scotland design by John James Burnet Architect

post updated 26 January 2024 ; 11 August 2023

Scottish Theatre Buildings
19 Sep 2013 – Glasgow’s Old Athenaeum, Grade I listed but empty, is said to be at risk of development, report BBC Scotland today.

Photo from 28 Sep 2013:

Athenaeum Glasgow
picture © Adrian Welch

Athenaeum Glasgow Buchanan Street Building

The Athenaeum was built in 1886 at the corner of Buchanan Street.

Architects: JJ Burnet

Address: 179 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 1BT

Athenaeum Glasgow Athenaeum Building Glasgow
photographs © Adrian Welch

Adjacent building to south:

St George’s Tron Church
St George's Tron Church
picture © Adrian Welch

Picture of building down Buchanan Street from Athenaeum, at the corner of Buchanan St, Nelson Mandela Square:

Athenaeum Glasgow
photograph © Adrian Welch

In 1968 it became the Royal Scottish Academy for Music & Drama – RSAMD. It is now a hotel and bar.

JJ Burnet : Buildings in Scotland

Burtons Store, Edinburgh 1906-07
The Athenaeum, Glasgow 1886
Finlaystone House, Renfrewshire 1900
Trustee Savings Bank, Ingram Street / Glassford Street, Glasgow 1894-1900
Charing Cross Mansions 2-30 St George’s Rd, Charing Cross, Glasgow 1889-91
Barony Hall, High Street / 1 Castle Street, Glasgow 1886-9; conversion 1990 J J Burnet & J A Campbell; conversion David Leslie.

The Athenaeum Glasgow architect : JJ Burnet

Key Sir John James Burnet building in Glasgow

Tron Theatre: screen – east side of Tron Kirk, due to the way it relates to the theatre, kirk and new bar/offices by RMJM Architects.

Historic Glasgow Building Designs

Historic Glasgow Architectural Designs – recent Strathclyde property selection from this website:

Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

CCA Glasgow
CCA Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

St Vincent Street Church
St Vincent Street Church
architecture photo © Adrian Welch

Briggait Centre design by Nicoll Russell Studios
Briggait Centre Glasgow
building photo : Andrew Lee

Kelvingrove Gallery
Kelvingrove Gallery
property photo : David Barbour / BDP

Strathclyde Building Designs

Contemporary Strathclyde Architectural Designs – recent property selection:

Burrell Collection Building, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G43 1AT, southwest of the city centre
Burrell Museum

Student housing at 249 West George Street
Architect: Mosaic Architecture + Design
249 West George Street Glasgow student flats

Buildings / photos for The Athenaeum Architecture at 179 Buchanan Street in central Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, United Kingdom, page welcome