University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area (1962): architectural model

Scope and Content

1:500 scale architectural model of University of Edinburgh Comprehensive Development Area, 1962  built for University of Edinburgh Development Committee by the Department of Architecture, under the direction of Percy Johnson-Marshall. The model measures W 184 cm x L 201 cm x H 30 cm and centres on the George Square area of the University. It features removable buildings and sections for demonstrating possible development options. The model was on display in the "An Expanding University" exhibition in the University's Adam House from 1963-1973  and is now a little dilapidated.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


Photographs of this model are held at reference number GB 0237 PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/1.6, Model 5.

Other material from "An Expanding University" exhibition is held at GB 0237 PJM/PJMA/EUD/F/3

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