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Neil Clerehan


Molony Townhouses (1957) Younger Court http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-kew-106152860


House designed by Neil Clerehan (1969) Raheen Drive

Source photo by Peter Wille, State Library of Victoria, Pictures collection -- http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab53217 , See also photos at http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab61973/1/a36773 , http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab61973/1/a36729 , http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab61973/1/a36774 , http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab53215



Dott House by Neil Clerehan c 1960 Coombs Avenue


Biographical links

Born in 1922, during his school years, Clerehan worked in the office of architects Marcus Martin and Horace Tribe office. He registered as an architect and established his own practice in 1951. In 1952, Clerehan set off to the US and hitch-hiked and travelled by bus to about forty states, including east and west Taliesin where he met Frank Lloyd Wright. During this trip he also met notable architects, including Philip Johnson, Walter Gropius, William Wurster, Mies van der Roh and Oscar Niemeryer. During his long career Clerehan established several architecture firms: Neil Clerehan Architects (1951-1962), Guilford Bell and Neil Clerehan (1962-1964), Neil Clerehan and Associates (1964-1980), Clerehan--Cran (1980-1996) and Neil Clerehan Architects (1996-current). He has been awarded the RVIA's President's  Prize, helps guide the Robin Boyd Foundation and is still an active commentator on Melbourne's built environment. He's been working for more than 60 years and, according to Professor Philip Goad, the chair of Architecture at Melbourne University, the reason he is held is such esteem is "because he represents what was good about '50s and '60s residential architecture".


Neil Clerehan. Architect Victoria, Statement of opinion.  Summer 2010, p 8-9: http://digital.crowtherblayne.com.au/default.aspx?iid=33472&startpage=page0000009

Harriet Edquist and Richard Black The Architecture of Neil Clerehan. RMIT University Press

http://rmit.com/browse/News%20and%20Events%2FNews%2Fby%20date%2FMar%2FThu%2025/ (book about Clerehan)

http://digital.crowtherblayne.com.au/default.aspx?iid=33472&startpage=page0000009 (article)

http://users.tce.rmit.edu.au/E03159/ModMelb/mm2/modmelbprac2/nc/ncproj.htm (selected projects)

Best Australian Houses (link to his book Best Australian Houses)