John James Clark
, also known as J. J. Clark
(1838–1915), was an Australian architect
, notable for his grand public buildings and successful design competition entries.
During his career, Clark won prizes in 38 of the 47 design competitions which he had entered.
Clark had a preference for classical architecture, most of his designs were in the mode of Renaissance revival, Italianate and free classical idioms. He is widely considered to have been one of Australia's best exponent of classical building design.
Clark began architectural practice in Melbourne at the age of just 14, working out of office of the Colonial Architect (later Public Works Department) of Victoria, Australia from 1852.
He began his own private practice in Collins Street in 1880. In 1881 he moved to Sydney. In 1883, he was appointed Queensland Colonial architect.
He later went on to design major buildings in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Clark returned to Melbourne in 1902 and died at St Kilda, Victoria on 25 June 1915.
- Government Printing Office, Melbourne (1856)
- Old Treasury Building, Melbourne (1857-62)
- Melbourne Mint (1869 - 1872)
- Government House, Melbourne (under supervision of William Wardell (1871)
- Customs House, Melbourne (1873)
- Victorian Titles Office, Melbourne (1874)
- Supreme Court of Victoria (1874-84) with P. Kerr
- Treasury Building, Brisbane (1889)
- Fremantle Town Hall (1897)
- St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Perth (1897)
- Perth Children's Hospital (1898)
- Central Railway Station, Brisbane (clock tower) (1899)
- Newcastle, New South Wales hospital (1899)
- Maryborough railway station (1901)
- Townsville railway station (1901)
- City Baths, Melbourne (1903)
- Maitland Hospital, New South Wales (1903)
- National Mutual Life Building, Ballarat (1904)
- Auckland Town Hall (1908)
- Melbourne Town Hall (Administration Building) (1908)
- Melbourne (Queen Victoria) Hospital, Lonsdale Street (1905-1912) (mostly demolished)
Gallery of works