A Search for Meaning: The Architecture of R.J. Ferguson

Andrew Murray - MPhil Completion Seminar

Japanese Room, Level 4, MSD Building


This thesis is an historical study examining the work of Western Australian architect Ronald Jack (Gus) Ferguson (1931-). It argues that the regional practice of Ferguson was one developed through a long held interest in the vernacular traditions of the world, and is the result of a complex interplay of geo-political factors specific to Western Australia. It specifically looks at three projects completed between the period 1960 and 1975.


Andrew Murray is a research assistant and MPhil candidate at the University of Melbourne, currently working on two ARC Discovery projects.


Professor Julie Willis


Professor Philip Goad
Professor Hannah Lewi

Advisory Committee

Professor Julie Willis