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University of Stirling

University of Stirling

The campus is set in the grounds of Robert Adam's Airthrey Castle

University of Stirling

University of Stirling

The category A listed Principal's House, by Morris and Steedman

University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Site plan of the category A listed Pathfoot Building

University of Stirling

University of Stirling

The bridge spans Airthrey Loch, connecting residences & main buildings

University of Stirling

University of Stirling

View of student residences with Wallace Monument in background

University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Detail of Iain McColl's statue of Tom Cottrell - first principal & vice chancellor

With the proposed listing of a number of modernist buildings on the University campus, we were commissioned to write a conservation plan to aid the University in managing the proposed change in status and to propose a conservation framework for the site in the future.  Often referred to as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the former Airthrey Estate was developed in the late 1960s by the architects RMJM, with other notable contributions from Reiach and Hall and Morris and Steedman - three of Scotland’s most significant post-war modernist architecture practices.  The University campus is recognised as a key development from that era – one which sits remarkably well with the surviving 18th century designed landscape and the Robert Adam designed Airthrey Castle.

The listing review by Historic Scotland concluded with the listing of RMJM’s Pathfoot Building – the first of the modern university buildings on the campus – in category A; the Principal’s House by Morris and Steedman in category A; the same practice’s staff housing in category B; and the bridge over Airthrey Loch in category C.

 


Useful links:

Download conservation plan, [PDF, 9.5mb]
University of Stirling Estates & Campus Services.
RCAHMS Canmore - NS89NW 45.00