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John Andrews x Tim Ross. Public Conversation

John Andrews + Tim Ross

Tim Ross, creator of the award-winning ABC series Streets of Your Town, joins internationally acclaimed architect, John Andrews, in a public conversation to discuss his work and architectural legacy. The event will begin with a screening of a  1979 Film Australia documentary film. Light refreshments will be served after the event.

In 1957 Sydney architect John Andrews began his Masters course at Harvard University, embarking on an odyssey that would see him design a series of acclaimed buildings across North America, including the CN Tower, Scarborough College at Toronto University and Gund Hall at Harvard.

Hailed as the new face of Modernism, he returned to Australia in the 1970s and took on a huge body of work that included the Cameron and Callam Offices in Canberra and the American Express Tower in Sydney.

While his overseas work has been lauded, his local contribution to architecture hasn’t received the same reception, with many of his buildings being demolished or substantially changed for the worse.

 

 

 

John Andrews x Tim Ross. Public Conversation
Wed 13 Nov 2019
Past event
Tim Ross. Photo: supplied
Tim Ross. Photo: supplied