de Gruchy, Graham

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de Gruchy, Graham

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  • de Gruchy, Graham Francis, 1924-

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Graham Francis, de Quettville, de Gruchy was born in Johannesburg South Africa on the 11th February 1924. After graduating in 1947, de Gruchy travelled and worked for the London Country Council’s architectural division. After de Gruchy and his wife Joy (Joyce Shepherd) saw a slide show about Brisbane at Queensland House, London, they decided to immigrate to Australia. Together with their children, Jon, Ian and Rayne, they arrived in Brisbane in February in 1962. De Gruchy joined the Queensland Department of Public Works, Brisbane, as an Architect. In 1963 he was appointed to the position of Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Queensland and Reader in Architecture in 1969. From 1981 until his retirement in 1989, he was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at UQ. De Gruchy has published several works with a focus on Brisbane’s architectural history, urban design and the relationship between architecture and crime. The de Gruchys sponsored an acquisition art prize, the Darnell-de Gruchy Art Prize, for the University of Queensland (1969 to 1977). De Gruchy made several submissions in Architectural competitions including the Great Hall, University of Queensland (1973) and the High Court of Australia (1972). De Gruchy undertook work for the Australian Heritage Commission in 1981/82 assessing historical buildings in the Brisbane Central Business District. In the mid 1980s he completed a research programme which examined the role of the Visual Arts in Brisbane’s Central Business District, Public and Semi-Public Art in Brisbane’s City Centre. He retired as Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Queensland in 1989. De Gruchy has published a number of works.


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Revised, Linda Justo, 1-Nov-2019




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