Takes on Thomson

Series of Thomson-inspired drawings to celebrate the 2017 Bicentenary

Every friday across our Instagram, Twitter and web pages throughout 2017 we will post a drawing, each of a various style and media, that has been completed to reflect on the vast influences of Alexander Thomson within both the professional and public fields. This collection of 52 images will provide us with an extensive catalogue of Thomson-inspired drawings, creating a lasting memory of this years’ celebrations of the bicentenary of his birth.


Each image will be posted below with a brief description of the piece and its creator.

Click on each image for a larger version.

01/52 - Zoë Herbert

(The Alexander Thomson Society)

‘Thomson Mandala’

02/52 - Thomas Woodcock

(Elder and Cannon Architects)

‘St Vincent St United Presbyterian   Church: Doorway in West Elevation’

03/52 - Will Knight

(Will Knight Drawings)

‘1:20 Scale Section Study of Entrance Steps at n.8 Great Western Terrace’

04/52 - Douglas Ritchie


‘Caledonia Road Church’

05/52 - Iain King

(Page\Park Architects)

‘St Vincent Street & Caledonia Road Church Towers’

06/52 - Glasgow Botanic Gardens

(Submitted by Christine Nicholson)

Pleione Alexander Greek Thomson – new orchid hybrid’

07/52 - David McMillan

(Tektonika Architects Ltd)

‘Thomson Cartoon’

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08/52 - Leo Allen Cripps

(John McAslan + Partners)

‘Thomson Collage’

09/52 - Bespoke Atelier

(Submitted by Marion Parola)

‘Sacred Parti’

10/52 - Gerald Blaikie


‘Ornamental Masonry designed by Alexander Thomson’

11/52 - Paul Stallan


‘Fear of Architecture’

12/52 - William Napier

(Adams Napier Partnership)


13/52 - Marion Gardyne

(Marion Gardyne – Visual Artist)

‘Chimney Pots and Tiles: Strathbungo, Glasgow’

14/52 - David Reat

(The University of Strathclyde)

‘N. elevation of St. Vincent Street Church, composed using a Greek typeface’

15/52 - Alan Millar


‘New Thomson-inspired classical apartment block in Yokohama, Japan’

16/52 - Scott Abercrombie

(John Gilbert Architects/ATS)

‘Egyptian Halls facade details’

17/52 - Kevin Andrew Morris & Craig Munro

(Ceramicist/Graphic Designer)

‘The Wrath of Alexander

18/52 - Christopher Platt

(Glasgow School of Art)

‘Reflections of Holmwood – pages from  the sketchbook of Christopher Platt’

19/52 - Cecilia Stamp

(Jewellery, textiles and print designer)

‘Squiggle & Meandros – Thomson-inspired 3D printed rings’

20/52 - Neil Mochrie

(Glasgow School of Art)

‘Thomson Archi-Tete’

21/52 - Wil Freeborn


‘Paper cups (West Nile Street illustration for Laboratorio Espresso)’

22/52 - Justina Jakubkaite

(Mackintosh School of Architecture)


23/52 - Rosemary Cunningham

(Illustration, etc.)

‘‘Greek’ Glasgow Guild’

24/52 - Calene Scott-White


‘Thomson collage’

25/52 - John Joseph Burns

(Holmes Miller Architects)

‘Caledonia Line’

26/52 - Denis Donoghue

(Bricking It Glasgow)

‘Lego Caledonia Road Church’

27/52 - Richy Lamb

(Graphic Designer)


28/52 - Mark Baines

(Glasgow School of Art/ATS)

‘Thomson kit-of-parts’

29/52 - Toby Paterson


‘Child’s Eye View (No.1 Great Western Terrace) – Acrylic on Bristol Board’

30/52 - Titas Grikevicius

(Holmes Miller Architects)

‘The metropolis of Alexander Thomson’

31/52 - Brigit Luffingham

(John Gilbert Architects/ATS)

‘Column Unwrapped’

The complete collection of drawings will be part of an exhibition in 2018.


If you would like to contribute a drawing to this project or have any questions regarding the ‘Takes on Thomson’ collection, please email info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk

For further information on our calendar of events for the bicentenary celebrations, please see our main 2017 page.