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Rowand Anderson Edinburgh Architect

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Architecture Resource

post updated 26 October 2023

Dates: 1834 – 1921

Robert was born in Edinburgh, southeast Scotland, UK.

The architect was knighted in 1902

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson

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, Old Town
Date built: 1879
Robert Rowand Anderson
Dome by this architect – photo © Adrian Welch

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh, south of the city centre
Date built: 1897
McEwan Hall
building photo © Adrian Welch
McEwan Hall

Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Old Town
Date built: –

National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh New Town
Date built: 1895
Rowand Anderson Architecture
building photo © Adrian Welch
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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

St Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date built: 1873
Grade A listed

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

Old College of Edinburgh University Court, 1789-, was by Robert Adam and later William Playfair, but the famous Dome, built in 1879, was by Rowand Anderson. It remains a distinctive landmark in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The architectural design has beautiful proportions and style.

He was the winner of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1916.

The RIAS Convention 2005 was held in two Glasgow buildings by this Scottish architect:
Govan buildings

McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall
building photograph © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Buildings

Edinburgh Property Developments – a recent selection of major Scottish capital property designs on this website:

Trinity Academy Edinburgh secondary school building, Victoria Park conservation area, Trinity, north of Edinburgh
Design: Holmes Miller Architects
Trinity Academy Edinburgh secondary school

Rowanbank Gardens, Corstorphine, west of the city centre
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Housing

Scottish Parliament, Old Town
Scottish Parliament

Famous Architects from Scotland through the ages

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