Kerr, Archibald John Kerr Clark

Kerr, Archibald John Kerr Clark

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.

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