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05 April 2014

1899 – Design for States Assembly Hall, Guernsey

Architect: E.W. Mountford “The chief difficulty in connection with this design was to produce anything like a symmetrical plan on so irregular a site. The centre of the building is occupied by the...

10 January 2014

1898 – Unbuilt Design for State Assembly Hall, Guernsey

Architect: Arthur Ardron “This design was submitted in the early part of last year by Mr. Arthur Ardron, F.R.I.B.A., of 8, Delahay-street, Westminster. Nothing has transpired as to the decision of the promoters,...

14 November 2013

1849 – Former Treasury Building, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Mortimer Lewis & Walter L. Vernon Now subsumed into a large modern hotel complex l, this former government office was built in two stages, beginning with the Treasury (the Bridge St corner)...

14 November 2013

1938 – 99 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Budden & Mackey An elegant example of inter-war design by Budden & Mackey, the style is classical with an art deco influence. Constructed as the Department of Motor Transport and Tramways, then...

12 February 2013

1866 – Dome of the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.

Architect: Thomas U. Walter Constructed during the period 1855-1866, the dome was designed by the Philadelphia architect Thomas U. Walter, who was also the architect of the House and Senate extensions. Montgomery C....

31 January 2013

1860 – Design for Government Buildings, Ottawa, Canada

Architect: Stent & Laver In May 1859 proposals were invited for Ottawa’s intended parliamentary and departmental buildings and governor general’s residence. The first premium for the design of the departmental buildings, now known...

06 August 2011

1931 – Bowker Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Fred H. MacDonald Exterior view of the Government Offices and grounds in Edmonton, Alberta. The Administration Building was Edmonton’s most significant Beaux-Arts structure since the Legislature had been constructed more than 20...

06 May 2011

1920 – Manitoba Legislature, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Francis Worthington Simon This was the last of the major provincial legislatures to be constructed and reminiscent of the large 19th century City Halls of the UK. Built between 1913-20, the building...

18 February 2010

1939 – Department of Industry and Commerce, Kildare Street, Dublin

Architect: J.R. Boyd Barrett This building was the result of a competition announced in 1935 to design accommodation for new government departments. The state had been using office space scattered all over the...

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