While many architects might aspire to profoundly transform their cities, very few ever manage to build at scales that would make this possible. The architect Robin Gibson not only built prolifically and at expansive urban scales, his projects redefined the culture and identity of one of Australia’s major capital cities, Brisbane. ‘Light, Space, Place: The Architecture of Robin Gibson’ is the first book ever published on this immensely significant Australian architect, designer of some of Brisbane’s most important civic and commercial environments, including the Queensland Museum, the State Library of Queensland, the Performing Arts Complex and the renowned Queensland Art Gallery. Edited by Deborah van der Plaat and Lloyd Jones, the book includes essays by Susan Holden and Michael Keniger.

Project members

Dr Deborah van der Plaat

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture

Dr Susan Holden

Senior Lecturer in Architecture
School of Architecture