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Great Architects – Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony Griffin

25 July, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


This lecture explores the architectural legacy of American architects, Walter Burley Griffin Marion Mahony Griffin. They are best remembered for their inspired design for Canberra. Walter has been credited with his innovation in the development of the L-shaped floor plan, the carport and an innovative use of reinforced concrete. Walter and Marion were both influenced by the Chicago-based Prairie School. They worked in partnership and in three decades the Griffins “designed over 350 buildings, landscape and urban-design projects as well as designing construction materials, interiors, furniture and other household items.” Marion Mahony Griffin was one of the first licensed female architects in the world, and is considered an original member of the Prairie School. “During her life, she produced some of the best architectural drawing in America and was instrumental in envisioning the design plans for then new capital city of Australia, Canberra”, This beautifully illustrated lecture will take you into the world of Walter and Marion Griffin.


25 July, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Kenneth Park
9606 0501


Old Treasury Building
20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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(03) 9651 2233