Angled view of the Forgan Smith Building and the Michie Building from inside the Great Court, the University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Angled view of the Forgan Smith Building and the Michie Building from inside the Great Court, the University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane.

 
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Title Angled view of the Forgan Smith Building and the Michie Building from inside the Great Court, the University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane
Alternative Title Central tower and colonnades of the Forgan Smith Building in the Great Court Complex of the University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus
Abstract/Summary The Forgan Smith Building is the centrepiece and main entry of the Great Court Complex at the core of The University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus. It was built over a 15 year period and was among the first buildings constructed at the St. Lucia site. The eight-story Michie Building in the background was built between 1972 and 1979.
Date of construction 1937-1979
Date photo taken 1988
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Hennessy, Hennessy & Co.
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Location University of Queensland St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
Open Access Status Other
Category Educational facilities
Subcategory Universities
Period Inter war (1915-1940)
Post war (1940-1960)
Style Stripped classical
Art Deco
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Concrete construction
Columns
Building Materials Concrete
Glass
Sandstone
Architectural Features Arches
Clocks
Colonnades
Facades
Entrances
Friezes
Grotesques
Symmetry
Towers
Surrounding Features Seats
Trees
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References Moore, Clive. "The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at the University of Queensland: Investing in the Future." Crossroads Vol.5, 2 (2011):19-33. http://www.uq.edu.au/crossroads/Archives/Vol%205/Issue%202%202011/Vol5Iss211%20-%206.Moore%20%28p.19-33%29.pdf
Additional Notes The Forgan Smith Building was originally referred to as the Main building. The Michie Building was initially not clad in sandstone.
 
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