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John James Burnet Architect

19th – 20th Century Scottish Architecture Practice

post updated 30 June 2023

JJ Burnet – Key Projects

Major Building by JJ Burnet:

Adelaide House, City of London, England, UK
Date built: 1924-25
Adelaide House London design by JJ Burnet Architect
photo © Adrian Welch
Adelaide House – new photos Nov 2012
This was the tallest building in London when completed.

Scottish Architect Practices

Featured Building Designs by JJ Burnet, alphabetical:

The Athenaeum, 8 Nelson Mandela Place / 60 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Date built: 1886
The Athenaeum
The original Athenaeum theatre building (sculpture by John Mossman) was extended on the site behind at 179 Buchanan Street in 1891-93.
Reference: McKean, Walker and Walker, C, D and F. (1989) Central Glasgow: an illustrated architectural guide. Edinburgh. Page(s): 97 RCAHMS Shelf Number: Quick

Atlantic Chambers, 43, 45, 47 Hope St, Glasgow, Scotland
Date built: 1899
Grade A Listed
Alternative address: 1a Cadogan Street
Ref. https://canmore.org.uk/site/142773/glasgow-43-45-47-hope-street-atlantic-chambers?display=collection

Barony Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Date built: 1889 ; conversion 1990
Design: J J Burnet & J A Campbell
Barony Hall, also known as Barony Church, is a red sandstone Victorian Gothic church located on Castle Street in Glasgow, Scotland, near the Glasgow Cathedral and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Together with the Glasgow Cathedral and oldest surviving house, Provand’s Lordship, which are both near Glasgow’s historical High Street, Barony Hall establishes its place as a city’s heritage and a fine example of Gothic architecture. The Old Barony Church was built as a part of the Barony Parish in Glasgow by architect, James Adams. It opened in 1799 and served ceremonial and other congregational purposes.
The replacement for the old building was completed in 1889: it incorporated architectural artifacts from the old church and a number of other relics.

Burtons store, Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 1906-07
Burtons store, Princes St, Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Charing Cross Mansions, Charing Cross, Glasgow, Scotland
Dates built: 1889-91

Drumsheugh Baths Club, 5 Belford Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 1882
Drumsheugh Baths

Finlaystone House, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Date built: 1900

Tron Theatre : screen, Glasgow, Scotland

Tron Theatre

Trustee Savings Bank, Glasgow, Scotland
Dates built: 1894-1900
Trustee Savings Bank : now Jigsaw

More architecture projects by JJ Burnet Architect online soon

Location: Glasgow, Scotland / London, England, UK

British Architecture Practice Information

John James Burnet

Born in Glasgow, JJ Burnet studied at the Institute des Beaux Arts, Paris.

JJ Burnet was also responsible for the B listed Finlaystone House in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The original 14thc Finlaystone House was extended in 1900 by Sir John James Burnet. George Jardine Kidston bought the building in 1897, engaged John James Burnet, a leading Glasgow commercial architect.

A key feature of JJ Burnet’s interior at Finlaystone House is a pair of pink marble pillars with a mythological beast at their base. This was John James Burnet’s favourite way of ending a stair rail. The drawing room with its white marble fireplace and bow window overlooking the River Clyde, is one of the finest of Burnet’s interiors.

Thomas Tait architect of Burnet Tait and Lorne

Alhambra Theatre Book
Alhambra Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, designed by eminent architect Sir John James Burnet.
JJ Burnet Book. 19 Dec

Scottish Tour : best Scottish Buildings of the last three decades

CIS Tower, Manchester, England

Design: Sir John Burnett Tait & Partners with GS Hay
John Burnett Tait & Partners : CIS Tower

Important Scottish Architects

William Chambers

Robert Adam

Architecture Studios

Buildings / photos for the JJ Burnet Architect page welcome