Stallan-Brand was commissioned to advise on the complete restoration of the iconic St. Bride’s Church, Presbytery, and Chapel House, a project of international and cultural significance.
Designed in 1957 by Professors Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein of Gillespie, Kidd, and Coia, the Church is a Scottish interpretation of the brutalist style of 1960’s architecture. St. Bride’s is regarded as one of the finest examples of British twentieth-century ecclesiastical architecture, receiving the RIBA bronze medal for architecture in 1964. The expressionistic design of the exterior of St. Bride’s is enhanced by the dramatic chiaroscuro effect of the interior, which has Baroque overtones.
Archival photography by Simon Phipps and courtesy of Glasgow School of Art