Rowand Anderson, Architect, Edinburgh, Buildings, Images, Photos, Info, History

Rowand Anderson, Edinburgh Architect

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson

1834 – 1921

Robert was born in Edinburgh

Knighted in 1902

Robert Rowand Anderson was Scotland’s leading architect at the end of the 19th century: his architecture was eclectic, ranging from Classical to Scottish Gothic and Scots Baronial.

Key buildings by Robert Rowand Anderson include:

Old College – dome, Edinburgh University
Robert Rowand Anderson
Dome by Rowand Anderson: photo © Adrian Welch

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh
McEwan Hall
photo © Adrian Welch
McEwan Hall

Medical School, University of Edinburgh

National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Rowand Anderson Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Central Hotel, Glagsow
Rowand Anderson 1879; James Miller 1901-6
Central Hotel Glagsow
image © Adrian Welch
Central Hotel Glasgow

St Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge, Scotland
Grade A listed

Before setting up his own practice Basil Spence worked for Sir William Kininmonth (1904-88) at the practice of Rowand Anderson & Paul.

Old College of Edinburgh University Court, 1789-, was by Robert Adam and later William Playfair, but the famous Dome, 1879, was by Rowand Anderson. A landmark in Edinburgh and of beautiful proportions and style.

RIAS Convention 2005 held in two Glasgow buildings by Robert Rowand Anderson:
Rowand Anderson : Govan buildings

McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall
photograph © Adrian Welch

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson – Winner of RIBA Gold Medal 1916

Scottish Parliament

: Famous Architects from Scotland through the ages

Buildings / photos for the Sir Robert Rowand Anderson Architecture pages welcome

Robert Rowand Anderson – Building : page