Harry Seidler collection | State Library of New South Wales

Harry Seidler Collection

Any list of great Australian architects would be incomplete without one name: Harry Seidler.

Born in Vienna in 1923, Seidler arrived in Australia at the age of 25 and began his architectural practice, becoming famous for his modernist designs. He is the father of Australian modernism, a tireless champion for dramatic yet graceful architecture, and the artist behind many landmark Australian buildings.

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[Harry Seidler collection : miscellaneous projects]
Architectural and technical drawings   PXD 613

Explore the life and work of Harry Seidler. Learn of his years of internment in England and Canada during World War Two. Delve into his architectural career in Australia and view photos and plans of his work, including his earliest commission Rose Seidler House, his family home Seidler House, and his large-scale projects such as Australia Square and the MLC Centre which changed the skyline of Sydney.

The State Library of New South Wales has an extensive Harry Seidler collection which includes over 6,000 architectural plans and drawings, photographs, specifications and personal papers.


Harry Seidler Collection is made possible through a partnership with Harry Seidler AC OBE and Penelope Seidler.

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Seidler collection
Made possible through a partnership with Harry Seidler AC OBE & Penelope Seidler