This morning, I visited the Glasgow of School of Art (“GSA”). In architectural terms, this is an iconic building and considered to be one of the most influential and significant structures of the 20th century.
The GSA was founded in 1845. In 1896 the present Mackintosh Building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh who worked for the Glasgow architect firm of Honeyman and Keppie. Half of the building was completed in 1899 with the western end finished a decade later in 1909. This staggered completion was due to financial constraints at the time. Mackintosh was 41 years of age at completion.