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Author Sierakowski, Charles, 1924-2009
Title Papers of Charles Sierakowski : Architect: design and development of the Perth Cultural Centre, 1979 [manuscript]
Published/Produced 1973
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Biography/history Charles (Kazimierz) SIerakowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1924. During World War II he was involved in the Polish underground and became a prisoner of war. After the war Charles rejoined the Polish army and later enrolled in architectural studies. He graduated as an architect in London in 1950 and married the Polish General's daughter, Aldona Ruchay, in 1952. He worked as an architect in London and Ghana before moving to Perth with his wife and two children in 1973. He was involved in the design of the $150 million Perth Cultural Centre which was linked to the city via a raised walkway. In 1979 the new WA Art Gallery opened with great fanfare, winning several prestigious architectural awards. Charles retired in 1989 and died on a visit to Poland in 2009.
Summary Charles Sierakowski; Kazimierz Sierakowski: 1924-2009; Poland; Polish underground; freedom fighter; married Aldona Ruchay; Ghana; London Borough of Sutton; Tadeusz Andrzejaczek; design project architect; Perth Cultural Centre; Western Australian Art Gallery; 1979; biographical notes; certificates; correspondence; newspaper cuttings; architectural plans; sketches; WA Museum; Northbridge; Royal Institute of Australian Architects; 1979 Architectural Design Award; Bronze Metal Award 1983.
Papers of Charles Sierakowski (1924-2009) including biographical notes, awards and certificates, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, plans and sketches relating to his work as design project architect for the WA Art Gallery.
Subjects WA Perth
Related names Sierakowski, Mark Mr