- Queensland architecture
State Library's rich architectural collections document the careers and work of noted and lesser-known architects. Explore a variety of collection resources related to Queensland architects, architectural practices and our distinctive built heritage.
Start your Queensland architecture research journey by browsing significant State Library collections and resources related to several notable architects, highlighting their celebrated careers and, in some cases, iconic work.
James Birrell (1928-2019)
Discover collections related to James Birrell, a pioneer and master of modernist design in Queensland.
Conrad Gargett (1890- )
State Library holds a variety resources related to one of Queensland's oldest architectural practices.
Job & Froud (1954-1974)
Explore the original architectural drawings for Torbreck and other work completed by Job & Froud.
Karl Langer (1903-1969)
Browse plans and drawings by Karl Langer, one of Queensland's most influential mid-century architects.
Richard Stringer: architectural photographer
John Gollings: architectural photographer
Royal Australian Institute of Architects (Qld) photographs
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Hall & Dods architectural drawings: conservation and digitisation
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The emergence of flats and apartments in Brisbane
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Shacks, sheds and cottages: Queensland weekenders
In the early 20th century, many Queenslanders built low-cost residences at or near the beach.
Professional archive of Allom Lovell & Associates
Allom & Lovell were only the second practice in Australia to specialise in heritage architecture.
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