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T’is the season to be snapping, for Arch-I-Spy is back for the UQ Architecture lecture series! 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 our built environment and the architecture that shapes the Asia Pacific region. All you have … Read more

Win ArchitectureAP Symposium tickets

APDL is celebrating the upcoming Asia Pacific Architecture Forum (APAF) 18 March – 31 March with a competition! Thanks to Architecture Media, we’re giving away two tickets for the ArchitectureAP Symposium which will be held at State Library of Queensland on Friday 24 March 2017. This is your opportunity to hear from Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect … Read more

How might we…

Please welcome Adam Jefford who starts as the new Manager Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in January 2017. A colleague recently asked me what I’m about.  I had no easy answers as I realised I’ve spent a significant amount of my career asking the questions.  While I try to take some solace in the often … Read more

APDL summer reading 2016

Summer holidays are on the horizon which means the APDL summer reading guide is out! We loved curating this list of our favourite design books to help you while away those free hours during the holidays. See what made this year’s list… Chenoa’s picks Program Coordinator, Chenoa is heading to a secluded beach and has a swag of … Read more

A detailed eye on SLQ building

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

Call out for a new APDL Manager

The Asia Pacific Design Library is looking for a new manager who will lead and further develop this exciting creative area in State Library of Queensland. All applications for this position must be made online via Smartjobs. If you are interested in applying for this position please see the full position listing here. Applications close Wednesday 29 June … Read more

Channel APDL on Vimeo

We get frequent requests on how to find the videos from our lecture events such as our Think Outside and UQ Architecture series. And it’s easy to access when you know how. State Library of Queensland has its own Vimeo page, which is simply a video sharing platform. It loads all its video content including … Read more

UQ crit week

It’s Crit Week in the APDL Design Lounge this week! You’ll see a lot of creative activity when students from the University of Queensland’s School of Architecture descend upon the Design Lounge to present their projects for end-of-semester critique. This year’s guest critic is Tim Greer of Sydney-based architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. For more information about what’s happening throughout the … Read more