Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

PhD Opportunity: The Architecture of Robin Gibson

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Call for Candidates for PhD  

School of Architecture, The University of Queensland

The Architecture of Robin Gibson (1930-2014)

Candidates are now invited to submit an application for PhD study on the architecture of Queensland architect Robin Gibson (1930-2014). Associated with the introduction of modernism into post-war Queensland, Gibson and Partners designed many of Brisbane’s civic and cultural institutions including the Queensland Cultural Centre, which included the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum and State Library, and the Queensland Performing ArtsComplex (QPAC). The candidate will be working within the A|T|C|H Research Centre located at the School of Architecture, The University of Queensland with a team of scholars including Adjunct Prof. Donald Watson, Dr. Janina Gosseye, Dr. Deborah van der Plaat  and Prof. John Macarthur.

Outcomes will include contributions to an exhibition, a book and the Digital Archive of Queensland Architecture. The research will be centered on oral history interviews and archival material to be gifted to the Fryer Library (UQ) by the Gibson family and previously unavailable to the public. The project is expected to be the first comprehensive study of the work of the architect. The project would suit applicants with degrees in architecture, art history or cultural studies. APA Scholarships are available to Australian and New Zealand applicantsthrough a competitive application process.

The Australian Postgraduate Award has stipend of AUD$26,288 per annum (2016 rate, indexed annually) for three years. Candidates are required to be residents in Brisbane There are no tuition fees due for Australian and New Zealand citizens. The current round of applications closes April 22 2016. Online applications are now open. Further information on the application process is available from the UQ Graduate School. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Janina Gosseye or Dr Deborah van der Plaat directly.