Victorian opulence, hidden Mackintosh, a Brutalist utopia and award-winning contemporary architecture: we invite you to join us on this eye-opening tour exclusively for Patrons of Architecture and American Patrons of the British Architectural Library from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th June 2017.

The costs are £990 per person (+£180 single person supplement) including accommodation, meals, local transport and all costs associated with the itinerary. Transport to and from Glasgow is not included.

In addition, we ask participants to give a donation of £500 per person to support the work of RIBA’s British Architectural Library (charity no. 210566)

To whet your appetite, the schedule will include:

  • Special access to St Peter’s Seminary, the defining work of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. Completed in 1966 and abandoned in the 1980s, its crumbling and defaced structure is being reclaimed as a dramatic setting for public art, performance, learning and debate by NVA.
  • A hard-hat tour of ‘The Mack’, the Glasgow School of Art building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1909 and devastated by fire in 2014. It is a unique moment to see the skeleton of the gutted library and hear the myriad questions the restoration project presents.
  • A personal invitation to Windyhill, one of only two homes designed by Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald and the only one still in private hands. Immaculately restored, it reflects the full range of influences on Mackintosh’s work, from Japanese art to early European modernism.
  • A boat trip along the Clyde, home to ambitious international architecture, with buildings by Hadid, Foster and Chipperfield, as well as the Stirling Prize-shortlisted City of Glasgow College by Michael Laird Architects and Reiach and Hall Architects.
  • An Evening Reception to meet and celebrate those shaping Glasgow’s reputation as a world-leading architectural destination, from visionary commissioners to the architects and designers themselves.
  • Two nights’ accommodation in a superior room at the five-star Blythswood Square, a grand example of Regency architecture now home to a fine collection of Scottish paintings and plenty of Harris Tweed.

To register your interest in Destination Glasgow! or for more information on the Patrons of Architecture and American Patrons of the British Architectural Library please contact Flora Woodruff on +44 (0)20 7307 3701 or or