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By Gary Nisbet
Page & Park Architects
(fl. 1981- )
Founded by Strathclyde University graduates David Page (b. 1957) and Brian Park (b. 1956), they are based in heart of Glasgow's Merchant City, at The Italian Centre, 49 Cochrane Street.

The firm has been involved in numerous urban design, redevelopment and conservation projects as architects, project leaders or consultants including, the Royal Mile Traffic Calming and Environmental Enhancement, Edinburgh (1995-7), Municipal Building, Port Glasgow (1996-7), Kinloch Castle, Rum.

In 1984-91, they won the competition for the redevelopment of Glasgow's Cathedral Square, formalising the approaches to the Cathedral and reshuffling its public monuments, and designed its former Visitor Centre, now the St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and History (by Ian Begg).

Working closely with the Glasgow Building Trust (formerly Bridegate Trust), they participated in the Stewart Memorial Fountain Restoration, Kelvingrove Park (1988), the restoration of St Vincent Street Church (phase one, 2000-1) and the Britannia Music Hall, Trongate (2000-1).

One of their most important contributions to revival of the Merchant City was the development of The Italian Centre (1989-91), which rehabiltitated disused Victorian buildings in Ingram, John and Cochrane Streets for housing and business premises.

Frequently using sculpture to identify and symbolise the historic associations and modern aspirations inherent in their projects and locations, they have commissioned work from a number of important Scottish sculptors, e.g., Sandy Stoddart , Shona Kinloch and Jack Sloan at The Italian Centre.

Among the major awards they have collected are the Scottish Civic Award Scheme, 1990, and the RIBA Award, 1995.

They exhibited designs at RSA , 1985-6.

Page is a lecturer at the Deparment of Architecture and Building Science at Strathclyde University, an Honorary Professor at Edinburgh College of Art, a Royal Fine Art Commissioner for Scotland and serves on the Executive Committee of the GBPT.

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Works in our Database:
1: Buccleuch Street (Garnethill),
Part of Garnethill Lighting Project in Buccleuch Street and neighbouring streets
Chookie Burdies (1993)
Sculptor: S Kinloch; Architects: Page & Park
2: Ingram Street (Merchant City),
178-80 Ingram Street
Sculpture Scheme (1994)
Sculptors: A Stoddart and JF Sloan; Architects: Page & Park; Builder: Henry Boot Ltd
3: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Sculpture Programme (1988-90)
Sculptors: A Stoddart, JF Sloan and S Kinloch; Architects: Page & Park
4: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Guardians and Associated Mythological Panels (1988-90)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Architects: Page & Park; Fabricators: A Sinclair and others
5: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Italia (1988-90)
Sculptor: A Stoddart; Architects: Page & Park
6: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Mercurial (1988-90)
Sculptor: A Stoddart; Architects: Page & Park; Foundry: Morris Singer
7: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Mercury and Mercurius (1988-90)
Sculptor: A Stoddart; Architects: Page & Park
#182 8: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Thinking of Bella (1988-90)
Sculptor: S Kinloch;
Architects: Page & Park; Founders: Powderhall Bronze
9: Kelvingrove Park (West End),
In front of south entrance to Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum
Relief Map of the West End of Glasgow (1996)
Sculptor: K Chambers; Foundry: Powderhall Bronze;
Base designed by Page & Park architects
10: Macleod Street (Townhead),
Just west of St Nicholas Garden
Bronze Relief Map of Townhead (c.1990)
Designer: Page & Park; Foundry: Powderhall Bronze
11: Mitchell Street (City Centre),
The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Architecture and Design,
(Former Glasgow Herald Building),
60-76 Mitchell Street / Mitchell Lane
Three-panel Gates, Glass Screen Sculpture, Exterior Signage
(Converted 1999)

Sculptors: A Scott (Gates), A Beleschenko (Glass Screen),
J Mariscal (Signage); Architects: Page & Park (Conversion)
 
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