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

Andrew Murray - MPhil Completion Seminar

Japanese Room, Level 4, MSD Building

Abstract

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.

Biography

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

Chair

Professor Julie Willis

Supervisor/s

Professor Philip Goad
Professor Hannah Lewi

Advisory Committee

Professor Julie Willis