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Birrell, James, 1928-

  • US DLC n90601016
  • Person
  • 1928-2019.

James Birrell was educated at the Melbourne Technical College (1945-1949) while working for the Victorian State Works Department (1947), for R.G. Warren (1948) and the Commonwealth Works Department (1948-1950). He transferred into a fourth year course in the School of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Following his graduation in 1950, he returned to the Commonwealth Works Department and worked for them in Melbourne, Canberra and Darwin. He was appointed Architect in charge of the Architectural Branch in the Brisbane City Council (1955-1961). He resigned to become Staff Architect to the University of Queensland (1961-1966). He commenced his own practice in 1966, with offices at various times in Brisbane, Townsville, Port Moresby, and Maroochydore with various partners (including Lorant Kulley, Philip Conn, Richard Stringer and Lindsay Mack). He died on 20 September 2019, aged 90.

James Birrell and Partners

  • AU QU
  • Corporate body
  • 1966-1997.

James Birrell commenced his own practice in 1966 after resigning from his position as Architect with the University of Queensland. At this time he also acquired the firm of Scorer and Scorer, which formed the basis of his first jobs. One of those jobs was the Agrictulture and Entomology Buidling at University of Queensland a Scorer and Scorer commission from the Co-ordinator General of the Queensland Government's Department of Works. James Birrell & Partners had offices at various times in Brisbane, Townsville, Port Moresby, and Maroochydore with various partners (including Lorant Kulley, Philip Conn, Richard Stringer and Lindsay Mack). Birrell wound the business up in 1997.

James Cook University

  • US DLC no2005010148
  • Corporate body
  • 1970-

Initially established as a University College of the University of Queensland, opening on 27 February 1961. It became the James Cook University of North Queenlsand on 29 April 1970, and it became known simply as James Cook Univesity after 1997.

Scorer and Scorer

  • AU QU
  • Corporate body
  • 1947-1966

Brothers, Frederick Abraham Scorer (1907-1966) and Nelson Charlton Scorer (1908-?), formed the firm Scorer and Scorer. From 1960 Nelson Scorer was registered at a different address to the firm and in 1964 his registered address was the Department of Works. Fred Scorer had a traffic accident in 1966 and asked Birrell to oversea his practice until he recovered but he died six weeks later. Upon the death of Fred Scorer, the firm was purchased by James Birrell and the was renamed as James Birrell & Partners.

Cook, Harold Morton, 1901-1968

  • AU QU
  • Person
  • 1901-1968

Harold Morton Cook was born on 7 July 1901 at Sunny Corner, New South Wales. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1924; registered as an architect in Queensland in 1929; was in partnership as F.R. Hall and Cook from 1930 to 1939 and then Cook and Kerrison from 1939. He died on 16 February 1968 at Buderim, Queensland.

Nutter, Stephenson & Partners

  • AU QU
  • Corporate body
  • unknown

Architecture firm based in Brisbane consisting of Dan Nutter and partners.

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