Dominic Ferrie

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Nominated for Category B. This award recognises the contribution to heritage projects by young people up to and including the age of 25. 

A broken foot playing rugby meant that Dominic had to sit out games in the library of his school, Kelvinside Academy, and it was there his interest in the history of the building was sparked.  Apart from the Category A-listing entry of 1966 there has never been a full architectural investigation into this school since it was begun in 1877. In addition to “deconstructing” the building itself, Dominic was also responsible for tracking down the plans, which had not been seen in all likelihood for a century. Dominic is now the champion of James Sellars the Glasgow architect who died in 1888 at the height of his fame at the age of 44 and has already produced three publications.