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James Stirling Building News

The Florey Building, Queen’s College Oxford, England
The Florey building Oxford
photograph © James Brittain
Florey Design Competition – 5 Sep 2013
The Queen’s College, Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the Florey Design Competition. The College seeks a dedicated team to restore and add new facilities to James Stirling’s modernist masterpiece, The Florey building, which is Grade II listed.

Leicester Engineering Department Building Renovation, England
Stirling and Gowan ; renovation by Berman Guedes Stretton
University of Leicester Engineering Department
picture from S&R

Leicester Engineering Department – 26 Oct 2011
Berman Guedes Stretton has been appointed by the University of Leicester to renovate its engineering department workshops. Designed by Stirling and Gowan in 1959 and considered one of the most significant and influential post war buildings in the UK, it is famous for its sculptural, diamond shaped glazed roof form.

James Stirling Exhibition

James Frazer Stirling : Notes From The Archive
Monographic exhibition at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Dates: 1 Oct 2011 – 15 Jan 2012
Location: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, southwest Germany

James Stirling Exhibition

Previously was at Tate Britain, London, from 5 Apr – 21 Aug 2011.

New photos of Andrew Melville Halls – designed by James Stirling – taken on 7 Apr 2011:
Andrew Melville Hall
photo © Adrian Welch

Laurence Bain, architect on Andrew Melville Hall for James Stirling, told e-architect:
“To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the project it would be wonderful to complete Jim’s masterplan perhaps with a different architect designing each of the 5 ‘wings’ “.

James Stirling – Key Projects

Featured James Stirling Buildings

Andrew Melville Halls, St. Andrews, Scotland
1967
Andrew Melville Halls
photo © adrian welch
Two wings set at an acute angle with student dormitories stepped down section towards the tips from a pivotal core. Description further down page.
James Stirling : Scottish Building – new photos added 7 Apr 2011

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge – Sidgwick Site, England
1968
Faculty of History Building Cambridge
image © adrian welch
Controversial modern Cambridge building that had problems with overheating, leaks, falling tiles, etc.
Faculty of History Cambridge building

Clore Gallery, Tate Gallery, London
James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd then Bain + Bevington Architects
Clore Gallery London
photo © Adrian Welch

Clore Gallery London

Lowry Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester
James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd completed as Michael Wilford and Partners Ltd then Bain + Bevington Architects Ltd
Lowry Centre
image © Adrian Welch

Lowry Centre Manchester

Number 1 Poultry, City of London
James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd completed as Michael Wilford and Partners Ltd
1 Poultry building
photos © Adrian Welch

James Stirling building – new photos in Nov 2012

Giardini – Stirling Pavilion, Venice, Italy, by architect James Stirling
Venice Biennale Stirling Pavilion Venice Biennale Stirling Pavilion Venice Biennale Stirling Pavilion Venice Biennale Stirling Pavilion
photographs © AW

James Stirling Architect : more details

Key Buildings by James Stirling in UK

James Stirling Buildings, chronological:

Ham Common Flats, London, England
1955-58 (Stirling and Gowan)
School Assembly Hall, Camberwell, London, England
1958-61 (Stirling and Gowan)
Engineering Building, Leicester University, Leicester, England
1959-63 (Stirling and Gowan)
History Faculty Library, Cambridge University, England
1968
Infill Housing, Preston city centre, Lancashire, England
1957-59
St. Andrews University Halls, Scotland
1967
Olivetti Training Centre, Haslemere, Surrey, England
1969-72
Old Peoples’ Home
1960-64
Children’s Home
1960-64
Cambridge University History Building, Cambridgeshire, England
1964-67
Florey Building, Queen’s College Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
1966-71
Runcorn New Town Housing, Cheshire, England
1967-76 (James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates)
Southgate Housing, Runcorn, Cheshire, England
1972-77 (James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates)
Turner Museum + Tate Gallery Expansion, London, England
1980-87 (James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates)
Tate Gallery, Albert Dock, Liverpool, England
1984-88 (James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates)
Lowry Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester, England
1991-2002 (James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd; Michael Wilford and Partners Ltd; Bain + Bevington Architects Ltd)

James Stirling – Key Buildings outside UK

Buildings, chronological:

Neue Staatsgalerie + Kammertheater, Stuttgart, Germany
1977-83/4 started as a Jim Stirling & Partner project completed by JSMWA
British Embassy, Berlin, Germany
– (Michael Wilford and Partners all design & construction work after Jim’s death)
Sto building, Germany
– (Michael Wilford and Partners all design work & construction work carried out after Jim’s death)
Rice University Expansion, Texas, USA
1979-81 (JSMWA : Jim Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates)
Social Sciences Centre, Berlin, Germany
1979-87 (JSMWA)
Performing Arts Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
1983-88 (JSMWA with Wank Adam Slavin Associates)
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Extension to Harvard University Fogg Museum*, USA 1979-84 (JSMWA with Perry Dean Rogers and Partners)

James Stirling & James Gowan : Project

Leicester Engineering Building, England

*also known as Sackler Museum or Fogg Extension, Massachusetts

Jim Stirling’s Cambridge History Faculty context : Cambridge Architecture

Neue Staatsgalerie & adj. buildings
Neue Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Building
image © Rebecca Breun

James Stirling Michael Wilford Projects

Number 1 Poultry, London (JSMWAL completed as MWPL)
Lowry Centre, Salford, England (JSMWAL then MWPL then B+BAL legally the same office)
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore (JSMWAL with DP architects)
Music School, Stuttgart, Germany (JSMWA then MWP)
B Braun Headquarters, Germany (JSMWA in association with Walter Nageli second phase by MWP)
Irvine Science Library, USA (JSMWAL with IBI Group)
Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK (phase 1 JSMWAL phase 2 MWPL phase 3 B+BAL legally the same office)
Clore Gallery, Tate Gallery, London (JSMWAL then B+BAL)
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany (Stirling and Partner then JSMWA)

James Stirling Michael Wilford : chronological list of all key buildings

Jim Stirling had entered two architecture competitions in Cambridge with no joy, at Churchill College (1958) and Selwyn College (1959)


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James Stirling – Practice Information

Famous architect studio led by James and based in London, England

James Stirling : Modern Architect

Stuttgart Buildings

James Stirling architect : London Architecture Offices

Architecture Studios

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