JJ Burnet Architect, British Architecture Practice, Building Photos, Design, Projects, Office
John James Burnet Architect
19th – 20th Century Scottish Architecture Practice
post updated 28 Apr 2021
JJ Burnet – Key Projects
Major Building by JJ Burnet:
Adelaide House, City of London, England, UK
Date built: 1924-25
photo © Adrian Welch
Adelaide House – new photos Nov 2012
This was the tallest building in London when completed.
John James Burnet : Scottish architect
Featured Buildings by JJ Burnet, alphabetical:
The Athenaeum, 8 Nelson Mandela Place / 60 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Date built: 1886
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
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
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
Finlaystone House, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Date built: 1900
Tron Theatre : screen, Glasgow, Scotland
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 Architecture : 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
Buildings / photos for the JJ Burnet Architect page welcome