Peter Lonergan is a Sydney architect. Peter’s journal is a series of sketches that he says helped him to focus during the lockdown period.
We asked Peter three questions about his experience of isolation, completing this journal and his hope for the future. These are his responses:
Describe the experience of the period of isolation for you.
It is a bit the same... kind of parallel.
What does your book represent and how did you approach the challenge?
I was only working on this one exhibition (in this book) and it helped me focus.
What do you hope will change in Australia as a result of the pandemic?
I hope people can and will come to the exhibition, a thing we have not been able to do for months now!
Architect and writer Peter Lonergan is Director of Cracknell & Lonergan Architects, a firm he co-founded with Julie Cracknell in 1984. Spanning their 35-years of experience, their work has woven across the fields of architecture, interior design, heritage conservation, public art, exhibition curation and design and publishing. Co-editor behind the 2018 publication Bruce Rickard: A Life in Architecture, Peter and Julie’s recent research endeavours have taken on board the important role of recalling, exploring and critiquing the legacy of Sydney’s Modernist architects. Cracknell & Lonergan Architects have a long history of working in a number of areas of environmental heritage. Listed as Heritage Architects with the NSW Heritage Office, their work covers consultation, design and restoration. They have been awarded multiple times for their conservation efforts.
View Peter Lonergan's journal here:
Image: Peter Lonergan, Design/Isolate Journal (detail), 2020.