Collection UQFL533 - Brit Andresen Papers

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Brit Andresen Papers


  • 1966-2011 (Creation)

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34 boxes, 5 parcels, 15 tubes, 32 albums

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Brit Andresen was born in Norway in 1945. She completed her early education in England and Sydney before studying architecture at the University of Trondheim in Norway, graduating in 1969. In 1971, she began her practice in Cambridge and taught at the University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association, London (1971-77). In 1976 she accepted an appointment as a lecturer at the University of Queensland which she commenced in 1977. In 1980, Andresen married Peter O’Gorman (1940-2001) and together formed the practice Andresen O’Gorman. In 1981 she took leave from UQ and accepted an appointment as assistant professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA (1981-83). In November, 2010 Andresen retired from UQ and was appointed Emeritus Professor of the School of Architecture. -- From Digital archive of Queensland architecture

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Peter Harry O’Gorman was an Australian architect. Born in Brisbane in 1940, O’Gorman graduated from the University of Queensland in 1964 and started a sole practice. His early approach to system building enabled people of lesser means access to high-quality architecture. In the late 1970s he met Brit Andresen, with whom he formed an architectural partnership. They also both taught at the University of Queensland and subsequently married. From 1980 onwards Andresen O’Gorman completed numerous buildings. Their work has been widely published, and was brought to an international audience, particularly by the Mooloomba House on North Stradbroke Island. Peter O'Gorman died on 19 October 2001.

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Professor Michael Keniger is an award-winning architect and academic, and was Queensland Government architect from 1996 to 2008. He was awarded Queensland Architect of the Year in 1998. He was Head of Architecture at the University of Queensland for a decade from 1990 to 2000 and held many senior roles at the University, including Deputy Vice-Chancellor until his resignation in 2011. He is currently a professor of architecture at Bond University.

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Prior to 1982, known as Church of England in Australia Diocese of Brisbane.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1966-2011.
Collection alternatively titled as: Brit Andresen Collection.
Materials in this collection also cited as: Church register : an inventory of Parish Churches within the Diocese of Brisbane 1847 to 1903.

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Research papers, photographs, slides, and drawings of residential and religious buildings. Collection includes drawings by Brit Andresen, Peter O'Gorman, Michael Keniger and University of Queensland architectural students.

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Unrestricted access

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  • English

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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Main, Amanda, 2019. 150 years 1869 - 2019: Holy Trinity Woolloongabba. Woolloongabba, Qld: Holy Trinity.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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