Robert Gordon’s College Aberdeen, Northeast Scotland School Building, Schoolhill Architecture Photos, Date, Architect

Robert Gordons Aberdeen : Architecture

College Building on Schoolhill, Northeast Scotland – Scottish Private Education

post updated 24 June 2023

Dates built: 1731; 1833

Architect: John Smith

Location: north side of city centre, immeditaely east of the art gallery building.

Robert Gordons School Aberdeen building
Main frontage to school: photo from 2006 © Adrian Welch

Robert Gordon’s Hospital Building

Robert Gordon’s College is a private co-educational day school in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland. The school caters for pupils from Nursery through to S6.

Entry to Robert Gordon’s – photo from 2006:
Robert Gordons Aberdeen
photograph © Adrian Welch

It originally opened in 1750 as the result of a bequest by Robert Gordon, an Aberdeen merchant who made his fortune from trading with Baltic ports, and was known at foundation as Robert Gordon’s Hospital. This was 19 years after Gordon had died and left his estate in a ‘Deed of Mortification’ to fund the foundation of the Hospital.

The fine William Adam-designed building was in fact completed in 1732, but lay empty until 1745 until Gordon’s foundation had sufficient funds to complete the interior. During the Jacobite rising, in 1746 the buildings were commandeered by Hanoverian troops and named Fort Cumberland.

Art Gallery building next door – photo from 2006:
Robert Gordons Aberdeen
photo © Adrian Welch

Aberdeen Art Gallery Redevelopment Study
Award-winning architects Gareth Hoskins Architects of Glasgow have been chosen to create a design study to ensure Aberdeen Art Gallery is fit for purpose for the 21st century.

Location: Robert Gordon’s, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, northeast Scotland, United Kingdom

Architecture in Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Architecture Designs – chronological list

Buildings close by to Robert Gordon’s Aberdeen:

Bon Accord Centre
Date built: 1989
Design: Jenkins & Marr Architects
Bon Accord Centre Aberdeen
photo © Adrian Welch
Bon Accord Centre

Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan
Bon Accord Centre + St Nicholas Centre + St Nicholas House
Masterplan for £200m development aimed at regenerating Aberdeen city centre
Dates: 2004/05-
Aberdeen City Council Masterplan
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Aberdeen Regeneration: images from HOK Architects
Aberdeen Masterplan

Provost Skene’s House

Marischal College

Robert Gordon University – New Buildings
Shortlist of 9 architects for £80m relocation to the Garthdee campus, 2007

Aberdeen Buildings News

Scottish Tour

Aberdeen City Centre Regeneration

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen : Scott Sutherland School of Architecture
Robert Gordon University
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Aberdeenshire Building Designs

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ONE BioHub Aberdeen life sciences building

The Event Complex TECA
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Union Square by BDP

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