Design Finds with John Ellway

Designer John Ellway was surprised how easy it was to search through SLQ’s collection of books and ephemera when he was asked to participate in APDL’s Design Finds. We were interested to see the approach John took with his research task and, of course, curious to know what he would choose to research. Read more about John’s … Read more

Design Finds with Amalie Wright

Landscape architect Amalie Wright of Landscapology was one of our very first Design Finds pioneers. Last year, APDL began exploring the idea of what could be achieved when contemporary designers are let loose in SLQ’s immense collection of books, journals and ephemera. What collection items do they gravitate to and how do they respond creatively to the items they … Read more

2017 Droga Architect in Residence talk

Distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence, will be speaking at State Library of Queensland on Wednesday 14 June. The Droga Architect in Residence Program is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects its vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture. Dr Pérez-Gómez will deliver six lectures … Read more

Design Finds with Jonathan Kopinski

Designer and PhD candidate, Jonathan Kopinski placed his researcher’s cap firmly on his head when he visited SLQ’s repository as part of Design Finds. Design Finds is an APDL program which allows designers to dig through SLQ’s library collection to see what inspires them. Learn more about Jonathan’s experience using the collection and the creative response generated … Read more

Design Finds with Chloe Naughton

Architect Chloe Naughton of M3 Architecture searched through the library collection during the 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum and uncovered the design evolution of the State Library’s building. Read her Q + A and see the creative response generated from her research. What was your approach to finding objects in the SLQ collections? My search … Read more

Logan City Council takes out inaugural award for urban design

Logan City Council won the inaugural Deputy Premier’s Award for Urban Design for its Beenleigh Town Square project, a collaboration with AECOM, MRCagney and Wilson Architects. In presenting the award at State Library of Queensland, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad praised Logan City Council for transforming a six way intersection … Read more

The Least House Necessary

During Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, teachers, designers and design enthusiasts are invited to attend a new APDL design minds workshop run in partnership with People Oriented Design. Are Queensland homes operating as efficiently and effectively as they should? Is that extra bathroom really a requirement? These questions and more will be something to ponder in The Least House … Read more

2016 Karl Langer Award Winner

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Congratulations to Taneile Nixon who won the prestigious 2016 Karl Langer Award. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects present the award to a fourth-year QUT Bachelor of Design in Landscape Architecture student who demonstrates the aptitude to make significant contributions to the profession in the future. Nixon’s winning concept focused on her particular interest of coastal disaster management … Read more