Sir John James Burnet

Biography of Sir John James Burnet

Sir John James Burnet
Sir John James Burnet

Sir John James Burnet, born at Blythswood, Glasgow on 31 March 1857, was the youngest of three sons born to John Burnet and Elizabeth Hay Bennet. Burnet was an architect educated at the Collegiate School and Western Academy in Glasgow, and the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Burnet was elected President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1897 and is known for designing and contributing to many buildings and churches in and around Glasgow. Notable contributions to the University of Glasgow include: The University Memorial Chapel, The James Watt Building, The Thomson Building, The Bower Building, The Graham Kerr Building, The Western Infirmary, The John McIntyre Building, and Hepburn House. Sir John James Burnet died 2 July 1938.


Sir John James Burnet

Born 31 March 1857, Blythswood, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 2 July 1938.
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Occupation categories: architects
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Record last updated: 30th Jan 2015

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