Vale Gabriel Poole, architect
Gabriel Poole (1934-2020) is one of the most significant architects to have emerged from Queensland. His Tent House in Eumundi won the RAIA Queensland innovation award, the Robin Dodds award and the RAIA National Robin Boyd Award and in 1998 Poole was awarded the RAIA Gold Medal for his lifetime contribution to Australian Architecture.
Gabriel Poole was born in Ipswich and educated in South-east Queensland. He spent most of career on the Sunshine Coast, though he also worked for periods in London and Sydney. Poole is best known for his domestic architecture where he is well known for his enlightened house designs and innovative use of materials.
Professional collaboration with his wife created Gabriel & Elizabeth Poole Designing Company GEPDC. They describe themselves as "a company that is committed to lightweight, affordable housing that minimises environmental impact. Sound design principles underscore innovative use of materials in a continual refining of serene and liveable domestic spaces."
- Gold Medalist Gabriel Poole dies by Architecture Australia
- Vale Gabriel Poole by Tone Wheeler
- Gabriel Poole : Space in Which the Soul Can Play by Bruce Walker
- Local Heroes : Architects of Australia's Sunshine Coast by Peter Hyatt
- 29728 Aline Gillespie Noosa Shire Hinterland Local History Collection 1995-2003
Tania Schafer - Librarian, State Library of Queensland