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Vale James Birrell, architect

James Birrell, one of Queensland’s preeminent architects, recently passed away. Birrell was responsible for some of Queensland’s best known buildings from the 1950s onward. His work includes the innovative car park on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane’s CBD, the former Toowong Library, the J.D. Story Administration Building and the Union College Building at the University of … Read more

Karl Langer Architectural Plans

Doctor Karl Langer, Brisbane 1950, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 196738

Karl Langer, architect, town planner, and landscape architect was one of the most influential Queensland architects of the 1950s. Born in Vienna, he was head architect in the Vienna office of Peter Behrens. Following the annexation of Austria, he came to Australia, together with his Jewish wife, art historian and critic, Gertrude Langer (1908-84), arriving in … Read more

Event @ SLQ – A changing profession : Queensland architects 1900-1950

Church at Mareeba built by Marcus and William Brims, ca. 1904. State Library of Queensland. Negative number 146933

The 2012-13 John Oxley Library Fellowship was awarded to architect and historian Don Watson to research a second volume to the biographical dictionary Queensland Architects of the Nineteenth Century, which he co-authored with Judith McKay in 1994. The proposed volume will cover the first half of the twentieth century. By 1950, building professions had changed. … Read more