File File 3 - Proposed Western Arts Building, University of Queensland [Unbuilt]

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UQFL117-Series A-Subseries 10-File 3


Proposed Western Arts Building, University of Queensland [Unbuilt]


  • 1965 (Creation)

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36 architectural drawings

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The Western Arts Building was designed to be geometrically related to the existing surrounding buildings forming a visual relation across Mill Road. It was to sit back from the western end of Main Building (Forgan Smith), linked by a cloister. The pilot plan for the proposed Western Arts Building designed by Birrell was submitted to the Australian Universities Commission (A.U.C.) in 1965 and rejected. Birrell's design was a break from the original design by Hennessy and Hennessy who were eventually commissioned as architects for the Western Arts building (Mitchie Building) on 16 March 1967.

This file consists of 35 plans for proposed New Western Arts building on the St. Lucia campus. Includes: site plans and presentation sketches for floor plans and perspectives.

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Oversize folder 18


Previously housed as Folder 24 A12.01 -35, including A12.06A.

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Created, Linda Justo, 9-Feb-2021




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  • Oversize folder: UQFL117 Oversize folder 18