McAslan, John

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McAslan, John (1954– ). Glasgow-born architect, founder (1996) of John McAslan & Partners, a practice known both for its intelligent remodelling of existing buildings and for sophisticated new work. Among JMP's projects may be mentioned the remodelling and restoration (from 1991) of Mendelsohn and Chermayeff's badly decayed but iconic De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Sussex (1933–5); the draconian reorganization (2000–4) of Crab-tree's Peter Jones department-store, Sloane Square and King's Road, London (1932–7); the Max Mara HQ, Reggio Emilia, Italy (1996–2003); the Vitro Tower, Fenchurch Street, City of London (2000–3); the redevelopment (from 1998) of Cubitt's King's Cross railway terminus, London (1851–2); new buildings for Manchester Metropolitan University (2000–3); the remodelling (from 1993) of F. L. Wright's Polk County Science Center, Florida Southern College, USA (1938–58); a substantial interven-tion (2000–1) at the Royal Academy of Music, London; and a remodelling of Stirling's Seeley Library, Cambridge (from 2004).


P. Davey (ed.) (2002)

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