William Leiper, Glasgows other Architect



Leiper Gallery 117 West George Street Glasgow G2 1QR

Leiper is less well known than Mackintosh and Thomson but much more prolific, from Venice to Glasgow via churches and houses to a Russian ship and a Gothic lighthouse. Learn about his life and work in one of his buildings.

William Leiper is one of the most interesting, but relatively unknown, architects of the golden period of the expansion of the city of Glasgow in the late Nineteenth Century. Next May will see the centenary of his death in Helensburgh at the age of 77 and to commemorate him the Leiper Gallery is promoting an exhibition of his life and work as part of Festival 2016, Scotlands year of design and architecture.

Research is ongoing into this rather enigmatic figure, who was an accomplished painter and studied in Paris during a long career break from 1878, thereafter being elected a member of the Royal Scottish Academy. This talk gives a foretaste of what will be presented in more detail next year, with information about the public buildings and churches he designed as well as a selection of his private houses throughout Scotland.

Number in the Brochure: 186

Event Times

Wed & Thur 5pm; 3/4 hour

Advanced Booking Essential

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Spaces are limited per person.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

If the event is fully booked please feel free to add yourself to the wait list, if a space becomes available you will be contacted and will have one day to respond. Please be aware that you must add yourself to the waitlist for every space and for the times that you want ie. if looking for three spaces at any time, add your name 3 times to each event time.


Limited Disabled Access
Ground floor accessible from street.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Queen Street/Buchanan Street

On Street Parking Available Charges Apply

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Leiper Gallery

0141 204 2372

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William Leiper, Glasgows other Architect

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