School of Architecture

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UQ Architecture


Thursday 8 August 2019 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Room 51-207

The School of Architecture

Zelman Cowen Building 51

Jocks Road

The University of Queensland

St Lucia QLD 4072


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In this talk, distinguished architect and UQ alumnus John Railton discusses his work in Cleveland during the emergence of post-modernism.

John Railton trained at the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne.  After graduating, he returned to Brisbane to teach and practice in the 1960s producing houses which challenged the orthodoxy of modernism which had dominated architecture post-war. His houses of the 1960s were amongst Australia’s most interesting brutalist designs. In 2018, his own house (1962) at Grenier St, Spring Hill won the AIA’s Robin Gibson Award for enduring architecture. At the end of the decade he closed his practice and moved to the United States. After working in New York, he practised at Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s.


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Sarah-Jayne McCreath