Robert Matthew, Architect, Scottish Architecture, Building, Design, Projects, Office
Robert Matthew, Modern Architect
Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners, Scotland, UK
Robert Matthew Architect - Key Projects
Robert Matthew was best known for the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh and for New Zealand House in London (photo below).
photo © Nick Weall
His Edinburgh-based practice later developed into RMJM Architects which is still headquartered in Edinburgh but has offices throughout the world.
British Home Stores, Edinburgh, Scotland
British Home Stores
David Hume Tower, Edinburgh, Scotland
David Hume Tower
Edinburgh (Turnhouse) Airport, Edinburgh
Lothian Regional Headquarters, Edinburgh
Robert Matthew : Lothian Regional Headquarters, Edinburgh, Scotland
New Zealand House, London, England
photos © Nick Weall
New Zealand House London
Queen Elizabeth Square, Glasgow, Scotland
Robert Matthew : Queen Elizabeth Square
Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh
Stirling University, Airthrey Castle, Stirling
Wester Hailes Education Centre, Edinburgh
Robert Matthew - Practice Information
Sir Robert Hogg Matthew
Robert Matthew : Architect
Robert Matthew was London County Council Chief Architect. Working for the LCC made his name and he was instrumental in creating one of the UK's key 20th century buildings, New Zealand House off Pall Mall, London. Robert Matthew had graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and he returned to Scotland in 1953.
Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners - RMJM (1956-) created some key Edinburgh buildings - notably the Commonwealth Pool and the landmark David Hume Tower. The latter was striking - and controversial, partly spawning the Edinburgh building conservation movement - in that it invaded a formal Georgian Square, historic University quarter.
Like another key 20th century Scottish Architect - Isi Metzstein of GK&C - Robert Matthew became Edinburgh University Professor of Architecture.
Matthew worked briefly with another Scottish great, Basil Spence, on Queen Elizabeth Square, Gorbals / Hutchestown, Glasgow.
Robert Matthew architect education : Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Robert Matthew collaborator : Basil Spence - Hutchestown
Buildings / photos for the Robert Matthew Architects page welcome:
Robert Matthew Buildings - page : adrian welch / isabelle lomholt