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Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1940

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 1840-1940

The Dictionary of Scottish Architects (DSA) is a database providing biographical information and job lists for all architects known to have worked in Scotland during the period 1840-1940, whether as principals, assistants or apprentices.

The resource is searchable by name or location of architect, practice, or building, as well as by client. Architects based in Scotland have their known works fully catalogued; but only the Scottish works of English and Irish architects have been included. In the case of a handful of Scottish practices whose output after the Second World War was in a similar vein to their earlier work, post-1940 works have been included. The works of architects who trained in Scotland but practised in England, Wales, the Dominions and the USA have not been comprehensively catalogued in the present phase because of time and cost constraints.

The DSA does not claim to be definitive and it does not make value judgements. Its purpose has been to assemble all known published data and personal recollections in a searchable form, to eliminate the drudgery of blind searches and provide a quick key to further research. It is, and hopefully will remain, an ongoing project and it is hoped that users will report new finds and any errors there may be, together with the relevant references, for the mutual benefit of users, both now and in the future.

The Dictionary of Scottish Architects project is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (formerly Arts and Humanities Research Board) award, under AHRC's Resource Enhancement Scheme. The AHRC award is administered by the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews. The DSA project is grateful to Historic Scotland for financial support, and for making available much internal archive for research purposes.

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