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Hayes and Scott Records

  • UQFL278
  • Collection
  • 1948-1989

Architectural drawings, mostly residential, with some commercial; magazine clippings; 35mm slides; photographs.

Hayes and Scott

Lund, Hutton, Ryan, Morton Records

  • UQFL211
  • Collection
  • [1893-1972]

Drawings of residential and commercial buildings, and related files.

Lund, Hutton, Ryan, Morton

John Simpson Papers

  • UQFL614
  • Collection
  • 1975-ca. 2013

Architectural drawings, photographic negatives, slides and prints, architectural project files, personal papers and newspaper cuttings relating to John Simpson .

Simpson, John, 1936-

Karl Langer Papers

  • UQFL158
  • Collection
  • [ca.1947]-[ca.1968]

This Karl Langer collection contains architectural drawings, financial records, correspondence, biographical and personal notes, articles, speeches, job photos, subject files, diaries, journal and newspaper cuttings relating to the works, life and interests of Karl Langer. Buildings where Karl Langer was the architect are represented in this collection. It includes drawings and files relate to include St. Peters Lutheran College, Brisbane; Ipswich Girls Grammar School; Ipswich Boys Grammar School; Lennons Hotel, Brisbane and Lennons Hotel, Broadbeach. Karl Langer taught at the University of Queensland and Queensland Univeristy of Technology and there are related documents to this time. Plans and photographs of the Langer House, designed by Karl Langer are included in the collection. The Langer House was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

Langer, Karl, 1903-1969

John Dalton Papers

  • UQFL499
  • Collection
  • 1960-1987

Architectural drawings, design boards, notes, correspondence, slides and photographs. Includes material relating to The University of Queensland Vice Chancellor’s Residence,1979 to 2000.

Dalton, John

Roman Pavlyshyn Papers

  • UQFL640
  • Collection
  • 1946-2015

Papers and architectural drawings created by Roman Pavlyshyn in the course of his career. Includes student work, work created while employed by Karl Langer and the Queensland Works Department as well as work created in private practice. This includes a large number of projects for the Ukrainian community, including ecclesiastical and private commissions. The papers also include private papers, photographs (174 photographs, 26 negatives), a few publications and a work of art by Irene Amos.

Pavlyshyn, Roman, 1922-2019

Torbreck Home Units Records

  • UQFL426
  • Collection
  • 1957-1999

Architectural drawings, photographs and some associated records relating to the design and construction of the Torbreck residential complex at Highgate Hill, Brisbane. The Torbreck complex was constructed in 1958-1960, and was the first multistoreyed home unit development in Queensland. Rising prominently from the crest of Highgate Hill, Torbreck comprises 150 units spread across an eightstorey garden block and a fourteen-storey tower block, surrounded by landscaped gardens on a one and a half acre site. The complex was designed by Queensland architects A.H. Job and R.P. Froud, whose design ideas and innovative use of old and new materials were adaptations of the post-war International Style, in particular the North American model. At the time of its conception, Torbreck received support from the Queensland Government which considered high-density residential developments of this kind as one possible solution to Brisbane’s emerging suburban sprawl. After construction, the project’s developer, Torbeck Pty Ltd (later Torbreck Home Units Ltd), retained company title over the units. Unit owners became share holders in the company to the value of their unit’s purchase price, an arrangement that has persisted despite the introduction of the more popular strata title option in 1965. Torbreck remains substantially intact and continues to rank as one of Brisbane’s most prominent architectural landmarks.

Job, Aubrey Horswill, 1907-2002

R. P. Cummings Architectural Drawings

  • UQFL223
  • Collection
  • 1925-1939

The architectural drawings in this collection were prepared in Brisbane for the Wattle Day League Scholarship, drawings prepared while R P Cummings was a student at the Architectural Association, London, including his successful submission for the Rome Scholarship, and drawings prepared in Rome, including measured drawings and reconstructions.

Cummings, R. P. (Robert Percy), 1900-1989

James Birrell Papers

  • UQFL117
  • Collection
  • 1937-1987

Architectural drawings of residential and commercial buildings, job files, incoming and outgoing correspondence, photographs and research material for his book on Walter Burley Griffin. Includes plans by Scorer and Scorer which Birrell obtained when he purchased the firm in 1966. The architectural drawings in this collection include those from his student days, his time with the Commonwealth Department of Works, the Brisbane City Council, the University of Queensland (as University Architect), and his private practices. Drawings for buildings not constructed are also in this collection.

Birrell, James, 1928-

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