2015 Arch-I-Spy Competition

Be it the Brisbane Polo Club at Naldham House, All Saint’s Church, Brisbane City Hall or the Spring Hill Baths, there is a surfeit of architecture dotted all over Brisbane that lay waiting to be uncovered.


Each year in conjunction with our UQ Architecture Lecture Series, we run a competition called Arch-I-Spy, an architectural game of I-Spy that aims to celebrate Brisbane’s built environment and the architecture that shapes our fine city.

Each week we’ll ask you to post a snapshot of an architectural detail from a building using the hashtag #ArchISpy2015, and then ask people to guess the building. We hope that it sparks a conversation about the work, and opens the eyes and minds to Brisbane’s contemporary and historical architecture and design.


What building am I? #ArchISpy2015

Series curator John de Manicor from UQ School of Architecture will judge the best photo each week, and announce the winner at the 2015 UQ Architecture Lecture Series. The winner’s image will also be displayed in the design lounge, and at the end of the series all of the weekly winners will be judged by John and APDL’s social media followers for a people’s choice winner.

Weekly prizes include magazines from Architecture Media, Design Offline and one of the APDL’s Design Delivery curated collections.

The first Arch-I-Spy winner will be announced at the first UQ Architecture Lecture Series event on Tuesday 10 March, so make sure you hit the streets and get snapping!