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Glasgow Buildings Tours : Architectural Information

post updated 29 December 2023

Quick List : Contemporary Buildings + Developments in Strathclyde, western Scotland

The city was the powerhouse of the World in the Victorian age so has a wealth of mercantile buildings – offices, warehouses, factories – but more recently, building on the foundations of Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander Thomson, a rekindled enthusiasm for innovative buildings.

Scottish Contemporary Architecture as a whole has been generally ‘quiet’ since GK&C’s buildings around thirty years ago. Good buildings need good Clients as much as good architects and Glasgow’s housing developments such as Homes for the Future and Graham Square have been great test beds for innovation as well as being quality housing developments.

Key architects with major buildings in the city include Elder & Cannon, Page/Park, Gareth Hoskins Architects, RMJM and until their split gm+ad architects.

Buildings in Glasgow have been overshadowed around the turn of the century by those in Edinburgh – the Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament, but with Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Richard Rogers, Foster & Partners and plenty of strong local talent, the city looks like it can regain some attention. However the buildings by these foreign star architects has caused major controversy in the city. Buildings such as the GSA extension, the Transport Museum, BBC HQ, Homes for the Future 2 and ill-fated bridge to name but a few.

Historic Glasgow : best Glasgow buildings of the past plus some current buildings

Glasgow Buildings

Glasgow Buildings : tours of the best glasgow buildings of the last three decades

atlantic quay


bbc scotland

bell street

bewleys glasgow

burrell museum

Cancer Research Centre

cca glasgow

central station glasgow

childrens’ hospice

clyde street – unicorn

clyde street – vantage

cochrane square

collage bar

Crown Street Gorbals

custom house quay

dixon tower

dumbreck school

easterhouse health centre

elphinstone place

faculty of education

festival park

glasgow bridge

glasgow cross

glasgow fort

glasgow harbour

glasgow harbour phase 2

Glasgow Herald

glasgow imax

glasgow museum of transport

glasgow tower

graham square

great george street

hidden gardens garden

hidden gardens community

homes for the future

homes for the future 2

icon building

isokon building

italian centre

kilncraigs mill

lancefield river heights

lancefield quay

Lighthouse Glasgow

lomond shores gateway

lomond shores imax

macfarlane house

Maggies Glasgow

merchant city

millennium hut

mitchell st

moat house hotel

monument building

museum of country life

north glasgow college

one devonshire gardens

oswald street

Pacific Quay Hub

Queen Elizabeth Glasgow

qmh square

Radisson Hotel


sandy road clinic

science centre glasgow

scottish enterprise


sentinel building

spectrum building

springboig avenue

st aloysius junior school

st aloysius maths

St Enoch Centre / St Enoch Centre Glasgow

the axiom

tramway theatre


waddell house

wedge pollok

wellesley house

wellhouse community

Wolfson / Wolfson Medical School

nord architects

lighting projects

scottish architecture: west of scotland buildings (outwith glasgow)

an turas

burns heritage museum

cardross seminary

corrour house

dumbarton housing

duncan house

dunderave castle

falkirk wheel

kames house

kilncraigs mill

laggan house

lomond shores gateway

lomond shores imax

maggies wishaw


museum of country life

Architecture in Strathclyde

Glasgow Walking Tours

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
Emirates Arena and The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Glasgow
photo : McAteer Photograph

Commonwealth Games Stadium Glasgow
Commonwealth Games Stadium
image from architects


Buildings / photos for the Glasgow Architecture page welcome