Archibald Simpson: Aberdeen Architect

Archibald Simpson Architect, Aberdeen, Scottish Buildings, Church, House, Elgin

Archibald Simpson : Architecture

Architectural Projects in North-East Scotland, UK: Scottish Buildings

page updated 19 Aug 2016

Archibald Simpson Architect – Major Building

Marischal College, Aberdeen, North-East Scotland
Date built: 1891
Marischal College Aberdeen
photograph © Keith Hunter
Marischal College
Marischal College in Aberdeen, one of the largest, and finest, granite buildings in the world, has been restored to the ‘Silver City’s’ skyline once again, after a major £40m redevelopment by Holmes Architects.
Following the successful completion of a two-year long restoration and upgrade, the soaring silver-white granite landmark has re-emerged as the new HQ for Aberdeen City Council. 1400 staff in total, from various council premises around the city, are due to move into the building over the coming months.

Archibald Simpson Architect – Key Projects

Major Projects by Archibald Simpson, all in Scotland:

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, North-East Scotland
Date built: –

St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Music Hall

Athenaeum, Aberdeen

North of Scotland Bank building, Aberdeen

Established Church, Elgin

Mansion House of Newe, Strathdon

Duchess of Gordon’s Schools, Huntly

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Archibald Simpson – Practice Information

Former architecture office based in aberdeen, north east Scotland, UK

Simpson first established his architecture practice in 1813 at his old childhood home at 15 Guestrow. He later moved to premises at 130 Union Street, where in 1826 he lost his entire archive of drawings in a fire which destroyed the building, forcing him to move his office to 8 Belmont Street and later to 22 Crown Street – where the former Post Office building now stands – before later moving to live at 15 Bon Accord Street and practicing from his office at 1 Bon Accord Street.

Aberdeen Buildings
Justice Mill Lane Building
photo : Paul Zanre

Marischal College Aberdeen building:
Marischal College Aberdeen
photograph © Keith Hunter

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Aberdeen Art Gallery, North East Scotland
Date built: 1905
Design: A. Marshall Makenzie
Aberdeen Art Gallery
photo © Adrian Welch

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