Discipline: Architecture – text

Hamish Lonergan

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Zurich, SWITZERLAND
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Hamish Lonergan is an architectural writer and designer. His work—exploring queerness, gender and other forms of difference in the built environment—appears in gta Papers, Cartha, Trans, and the exhibition “Bathroom Gossip” (Brisbane, 2019), among other places.

He is completing a Ph.D. at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich, supported by grants from EU Horizons 2020, SAHANZ, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Back home in Australia, he worked at Cox architecture, collaborating with Indigenous stakeholders on cultural facilities on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

At MacDowell, Hamish worked on a forthcoming collection of personal essays exploring queer experiences of space through architecture, art, film, history, and autobiography.



Hamish Lonergan worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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