Book / Thoroughly Modern. The life + times of Moir + Sutherland architects

WITH THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF
 THOROUGHLY MODERN
THE LIFE + TIMES OF MOIR + SUTHERLAND ARCHITECTS 

Author and Conservation Architect, Peter Freeman OAM,
shares a selection of the exquisite drawings National Library of Australia Moir + Sutherland Archive.

ABOVE Country house in the Mediterranean style, Malcolm J Moir, University of Sydney, not dated but probably 1921, watercolour painting, mounted on cardboard.

A Gatehouse study, Malcolm J Moir, University Of Sydney, Indian ink sketch, not dated but probably late 1920. 
Gateway to Somerset House [London], Malcolm J Moir, University of Sydney, May 1921, a pencil and wash display panel, mounted on cardboard.

Ganmain Court House and Police Station, working drawing, water-colour dyeline, July 1925, signed by GM Blair Acting Government Architect, and delineation by Malcolm Moir, Draughtsman.

Malcolm J Moir, Australian Institute of Anatomy: Perspective of Courtyard, FCC Architects Department, 1929.

Malcolm J Moir,  Proposed House for the Director of the Australian Institute of Anatomy, Canberra: South East Elevation, FCC Architects Department, 7 June 1929.

House for MJ Moir Esq on Block 3, Section 2, Forrest FCT: Malcolm J Moir, BArch ARAIA, Architect Canberra, December 1935.

Moir and Sutherland architectural drawing of the ground plan of the Tregear house October 1937.

Design for Proposed House, Red Hill Canberra, FCT: MJ Moir BArch ARAIA Canberra and JAV Nisbet ARIBA Sydney NSW, Associate Architects. It is likely that the water-colour was executed by John Athelstan Victor (JAV) Nisbet, an accomplished architect and water-colourist. 
Courtesy of the CDHS Archive.

External Stairs to House, Block 3, Section 2, Forrest ACT. Moir and Sutherland Architects Canberra ACT. February 1941, signed Heather Moir.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – PETER FREEMAN OAM

Peter Freeman OAM has dedicated more than four decades to the conservation, documentation and celebration of Australia’s architectural heritage through his practice as both conservation architect and historian.   All drawings photographed by Andrew Metcalf and courtesy the National Library of Australia Moir+Sutherland Archive unless otherwise noted.