The Building of Brisbane, 1828-1940 by William Job
Richly illustrated, this fascinating panorama explores architectural gems from Brisbane's first settlement to the beginning of World War II. More than 300 sketches, many drawn by the author, show the details of landmark churches, government buildings, and commercial structures. Brisbane's historic hotels are given particular attention because they are still in operation and provide excellent examples of historic buildings that have evolved to meet new demands. Profiles of the architects and firms that shaped the city include George Addison, Robin Dods, Richard Gailey, Hall and Prentice, Lange Powell, Andrea Stombuco, and F. D. G. Stanley.
William Job is the owner of William Job & Associates, a commercial architecture firm that does business throughout Australia and Malaysia. Among his best-known projects in Brisbane are the Garden City, Pacific Fair, and Carindale shopping centers; Hayman Island Resort; 127 Creek Street; 80 Albert Street; and the Brisbane Planetarium. He is a former lecturer in architecture at Queensland Institute of Technology and was elected Queensland Architect of the Year in 2001.