Palaces of industry: Explore Glasgow's industrial architecture ADED11627

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Glasgow's shipbuilders, engineers and manufacturers often used their factories and offices in their advertising and as an aspect of how they presented themselves to the world. This has left a legacy of industrial architecture in a variety of styles, from Templeton's Carpet Factory to Mackintosh's Glasgow Herald building. This course explores how industrialists displayed their inventiveness and design skills through architecture.


Block 2

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Wednesdays, 10.00-12.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ Introduce students to the rich industrial architectural history of Glasgow

■ Place the structures under discussion into their architectural, social and cultural contexts 

■ Demonstrate the wide variety of uses to which the surviving structures have been put 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Discuss the industry architecture of Glasgow in its historical, social and cultural contexts

Compare and contrast the variety of architectural styles employed in housing that industry

• Identify the surviving industrial heritage in districts across the city

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.