A detailed eye on SLQ building

SLQ architectural model 2005

The APDL is celebrating the 10th anniversary of State Library of Queensland’s building redevelopment in the Design Lounge. The redevelopment was a monumental project that effectively doubled the size of the original Robin Gibson designed building. It was part of a major $291 million Millennium Arts Project which was a state wide infrastructure program by the … Read more

APDL is six


Asia Pacific Design Library is six years old! In October 2010, APDL was launched to coincide with the Asia Pacific Design Triennial with the aim to develop SLQ’s capacity to build strength in the key collection area of design. It’s been a busy six years: we have grown an enviable design collection; formed excellent partnerships … Read more

Urban precincts for new world cities


Interested in joining the discourse about the issues that shape Brisbane’s urban landscape? Architecture Australia, in partnership with Living Edge, is presenting AA Roundtable 10  which aims to explore Brisbane’s subtropical urbanity, promoting debate around key issues shaping the city today. This free public forum will be presented in the new Living Edge showroom in the … Read more

Design Minds: PD Day with Smithsonian Fellow


2015 Smithsonian Fellow Dr. Kathy Mackey will be leading our next Design Minds professional development workshop on Friday 11 November. The workshop will focus on Innovation Thinking using Library Collections and is ideal for all educators including teacher librarians and pre-service teachers looking for that extra edge in the classroom. The intimate workshop will take teachers through … Read more

Design Spark Grant

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Senior Airman Jeremiah Santos uses a die grinder to sand and shape equipment here April 15. Airman Santos is a metals technology journeyman from the 36th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)

Queensland schools can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 to assist them to deliver cutting-edge design thinking programs within their school community. State Library of Queensland’s Design Minds program has six Design Spark grants available for primary and high schools based in Queensland. SLQ’s Director Engagement and Partnerships Jane Cowell said the Design Spark grants will help drive … Read more

QUT’s Creative Industries redevelopment opens

qut creative industries precinct stage 2

QUT’s Creative Industries precinct is bigger and better than ever after the second phase of its $88-million expansion opened in Kelvin Grove last week. The precinct’s new focal point is a 12,000-square-metre six-storey building housing QUT’s dance, drama, music, visual arts, creative writing, animation and creative research programs. The new building was designed by Brisbane-based Richard … Read more

SLQ and Brisbane Open House 2016

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr Steven Miles; BOH Ambassador Darren Lockyer. BOH Event Manager Ann Rainbow and Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

The second weekend in October is fast becoming a favourite time of year for Brisbane architecture and history buffs. Brisbane Open House, now in its seventh year, officially launched the 2016 program at the impressive 480 Queen Street, the newest high-rise development in Brisbane designed by BVN Donovan Hill. Official guests included Queensland Governor Paul de … Read more