Collection UQFL289 - Douglas, Daly and Bottger Records

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Douglas, Daly and Bottger Records


  • 1955-1998 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Approximately 6000 plans, 5 albums.

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Administrative history

In 1955, William (Bill) Douglas commenced private practice in Brisbane as William L. Douglas Architect, then in 1957 partnered with Barry Barnes to establish Douglas and Barnes, operating in South East Queensland. Barnes managed projects on the Gold Coast, while Douglas focused on Brisbane. In 1968 the partnership evolved into Douglas, Barnes and Associates until its dissolution in 1972, when the practice returned to Bill Douglas's sole ownership, operating as William L Douglas and Associates. In 1978, Peter Daly and Ray Bottger joined Bill Douglas as directors, and by 1979, the firm was renamed Douglas, Daly and Bottger Architects (DDB Architects). In 1998, DDB Architects merged with Woodhead International, resulting in the formation of Woodhead International DDB, with Douglas and Bottger continuing as principles. Douglas retired in 2003 and the firm continued to operate under the name Woodhead International.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Douglas, Daly and Bottger Architectural Drawings.
Collection previously titled as: Architectural drawings, 1955-1998
Collection alternatively titled as: Douglas, Daly and Bottger Collection.

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Scope and content

Architectural drawings and photographs of residential, commercial, government, industrial, health, education, religious and tourism buildings, as well as various other building types, in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and other locations throughout Queensland. Some projects to which the drawings and photographs relate include the Butterfly House in the South Bank Parklands, Cathedral Square, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Admiralty Towers, Chinatown in Fortitude Valley and Park Avenue South Bank.

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System of arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: Series A: Architectural drawings and Series B: Photographs. Information about particular jobs can often be found in both series. For example, plans in Series A: Architectural drawings may have related photographic materials in Series B: Photographs.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright varies. Can be reproduced for personal research and study. For other uses see About copyright . Please attribute the Fryer Library.

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  • English

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Libraries Australia ID

63005019 ; 21561085

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Kymberley Bax, 12-Jun-2024. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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Physical storage

  • Album: UQFL289 Album 1
  • Album: UQFL289 Album 2
  • Album: UQFL289 Album 3
  • Album: UQFL289 Album 4
  • Album: UQFL289 Album 5