Architects by Name

Below is a snapshot of Architects recorded inside this research project. The list is currently limited to 30 entries. If you know of an Architect thats not recorded on a particular Church record, your invited to e mail the details to this website here.

Visitors can click through from the surname to visit the list of Churches that Architect has designed.

Last Update: 17 July 2024


Architect Number of Churches Designed
Edmund Blacket 37
Louis R Williams 30
Henry Hunter 22
Eric von Schramek 17
William W Wardell 16
Keith Reid 16
A.A. Fritsch 14
Thomas Rowe 12
Henry Richard Caselli 11
Alfred Newman 10
Leonard Terry 8
John Horbury Hunt 8
Alberto Dias Soares 8
John Lee Archer 7
Kempson and Conolly 7
Nathaniel Billing 7
Lloyd Tayler 6
Edward Gell 6
Francis Drummond Greville Stanley 6
Daniel Garlick 6
Alexander Ian Ferrier 6
James Blackburn 6
Edmund W Wright 6
T.A. Kelly 6
J.P. Donoghue 5
Crouch & Wilson 5
Alexander North 5
Vahland & Getzschmann 5
Clem Glancy 5
Wystan Widdows 5
Reed, Smart & Tappin 4

Architectural Snippets

First Australian Church
The first church in Australia was built of primitive materials in just eight weeks by Reverend Richard Johnson. He was the Church of England chaplain to the colony at Sydney and paid for the work himself.

Architect Henry Hunter 1832–1892
Born in Nottingham, England, son of Walter and Tomasina Hunter. His father was also an architect, and he studied the craft under his father before attending the Nottingham School of Design.

He immigrated to Australia in 1848 with his two sisters and parents, originally settling in South Australia before moving to Tasmania.

Hunter spent a short period in the Victorian goldfields on his way to Tasmania, before properly immigrating to the island state. He specialized in designing Churches, Schools and residential buildings. Some of his notable works include Hobart Town Hall, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Old Marine Board Building, Hobart.
He moved to Brisbane in 1888 where he opened an architectural firm with his former apprentice Leslie Corrie.

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Architect Alberto Dias Soares 1830 -1909
Born in London to the commercial Consul for Portugal and his artistic English wife and educated at London University School, he was a trained artist (Academia das Belles Artes, Oporto, 1847 and in Paris) and engineer (Putney College, London, 1849). After emigrating in 1852 he gained architectural experience with Edmund Blacket in Sydney. Soares married Catherine Tom Lane of Orton Park, Bathurst in 1857 and, immediately after being ordained in May, was appointed parish priest at Queanbeyan. He began building Christ Church of England there in 1859 to his own design. In all, Rev’d Canon Soares designed at least 15 churches, several church halls and schools. He designed 7 parsonages, notably for Queanbeyan (1872) and Canberra (1873), later known as Glebe House, demolished in 1954.

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Architect Augustus Pugin 1812 - 1852
An English architect, designer, artist and critic with French and Swiss origins. He is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style of architecture.  In 1831, at the age of 19, Pugin married the first of his three wives, Anne Garnet. She died a few months later in childbirth, leaving him a daughter. He had a further six children, including the future architect Edward Welby Pugin.

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Architect Alexander Ian Ferrier
Born 5 September 1928 in New York, Alexander Ian Ferrier immigrated to Australia in 1953 and began working for Donoghue, Cusick and Edwards in Brisbane in 1955. He founded his own practice in 1957, which eventually became known as Ferrier Baudet when his daughter and son-in-law joined him. Ferrier was best known for his churches, schools, and convents throughout Queensland. He died in 2000. A Brisbane-based architect, he designed approximately thirty ecclesiastical buildings across Queensland in the latter half of the twentieth century.