David Hamilton (architect)
David Hamilton (11 May 1768 – 5 December 1843) was a Scottish architect based in Glasgow. He has been called the "father of the profession" in Glasgow. Notable works include Hutchesons' Hall, Nelson Monument in Glasgow Green and Lennox Castle. The Royal Exchange in Queen Street is David Hamilton's best known building in Glasgow. It was completed in 1829, built around an existing mansion house dating from 1778. It now serves as the city's Gallery of Modern Art.
In 1835, Hamilton came third in the competition to design the Houses of Parliament (London) and won £500. He was the only Scottish architect to win a prize for his entry.
Gallery of his work
The Eglinton Tournament Bridge as designed by David Hamilton.
- Eglinton Tournament Bridge Designed by David Hamilton & restored in 2008.
- Dictionary of Scottish Architects: Gildard
- H.M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 (1997) ISBN 0-300-07207-4 p. 449-452
- Dictionary of Scottish Architects: David Hamilton
- Historic Glasgow Architecture- contains portrait of David Hamilton
|This article about an artist, architect or photographer from Scotland is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a United Kingdom architect or firm of architects is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|