School of Architecture

Hosted by

The University of Queensland


Saturday 13 October 2018 9:00am to 11:00am


St Lucia 


Registrations for this event are now closed

The University of Queensland has a proud tradition of architectural excellence dating back to the 1930s, when the first drawings of the St. Lucia campus plan were prepared by architects, Hennessy & Hennessy. The freestone clad buildings that emerged between 1937 and 1979 to form the Great Court, remain the physical and spiritual heart of the campus.

However, beyond these state heritage listed buildings are a number of significant mid to late 20th century projects that greatly contribute to the rich architectural identity of the St. Lucia campus.

This walking tour will explore the history and architectural principles behind these projects and discuss the architects responsible for their design.

Tour highlights will include buildings by Robin Gibson (architect of the Queensland Cultural Centre in South Bank), as well as key projects by other noted Queensland architects. These include Steve Trotter, Hayes & Scott and former University Architect, James Birrell.