File File 1 - Parish Centre, Broadbeach Waters.

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UQFL644-Series A-File 1


Parish Centre, Broadbeach Waters.


  • 1985 (Creation)

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12 architectural drawings ; sizes vary

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Graeme John Thiedeke was born on 8 January 1942. He commenced part-time study towards a Diploma of Architecture in 1960 at the Central Technical College (now Queensland University of Technology) while working at Conrad Gargett. He graduated in 1966, moved to Canada and in 1968 moved to Mexcio. In Mexico he studied art, formed an architectural practice and started a ceramics factory. In 1975 he returned to Australia, recommencing work with Conrad Gargett until 1977. In 1978 he joined the Davis Heather Group, later forming a separate company with Bill Heather, The Heater Thiedeke Group. Thiedeke moved to Malaysia in 2000 and began working for the architectural firm McKerrell Lynch.

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Graeme Thiedeke commenced working for the Davis Heather Group at Tweed Heads in northern New South Wales in 1978. Graeme Thiedeke and Bill Heather form an architectural practice, The Heather Thiedeke Group. The firm was based at Surfers Paradise.

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Twelve ink line drawings on tracing paper. From the Title Block: The Heather Thiedeke Group, architects and planners. Client: Catholic Parish of Surfers Paradise. The brief: master plan, design and documents. The Parish moved from central Surfers Paradise to Broadbeach Waters to accommodate future expansion. The church plan incorporated a radial layout with a sloping floor for optimum visibility and engagement. Includes sketch, working and marketing drawings for site plans, elevations, roof plans, landscaping, and site work.

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  • English

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Created, Linda Justo, 20-Apr-2021.




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