TALK: John Gilbert in Conversation

Wednesday 9th May 2018 | 6 – 8pm | Sloans Ballroom, 108 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8BG

Andrew McConnell of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust will discuss John Gilbert’s life and career with him, from growing up in Belfast to his early career as an activist, restorer of buildings and an architect and setting up his own practice in Glasgow.

They will discuss the influences in John’s life that have shaped his work and led him to focus his career on conservation and social housing. John will discuss the projects he has completed across Scotland, both with Assist Architects and as John Gilbert Architects, and also in support of community action groups.

This event will provide a fascinating insight into John both as a person and as an architect, and will be beautifully illustrated by photographs, drawings and objects from his personal collection.


Image: John Gilbert Architects

Please note: Sloans is a historic building and does not currently offer disabled access to upper floors. The Ballroom is located on the second floor and is accessed via a wide staircase. If you have access needs please contact us on by email or on 0141 552 1331 to discuss this further with our team. 


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In 2018 John Gilbert Architects is celebrating its 25th anniversary. We are delighted to be partnering with John Gilbert Architects to deliver an exhibition and a programme of events to celebrate John and the firm’s contribution both to the preservation of Glasgow’s built heritage and the welfare of it’s inhabitants.

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