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Andrew Andersons

Architecture and the Public Realm

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Distinguished architect Andrew Andersons has redefined Australia’s art galleries over the last five decades (in Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and regionally) and his award-winning designs have extended the NSW Parliament and transformed the State Library of New South Wales. After two decades in the Government Architect’s Branch, Andersons joined PTW Architects for a new period marked by renovation of the Capitol Theatre, design of the City Recital Hall and the Roslyn Packer Theatre, along with offices and major apartment buildings from Bondi to Canberra.

Andersons’ work has reimagined industrial areas of Sydney’s shorelines, transforming Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay, Jones Bay and Barangaroo, and redefined the Sydney Opera House and East Circular Quay as Australia’s ‘first national precinct’ and pre-eminent civic gathering place. In this landmark book, Bernice Murphy and Leon Paroissien draw on interviews and research over many years to illuminate Andersons’ life and achievements.