Whilst Project Architect with Harry Seidler Associates, Michael Davies was responsible for the design and contract documentation of the Whitlam Library, Fairfield City Council’s Central Library. When Michael Davies left Harry Seidler Associates in 1975 to establish his own private practice, the contract administration of the project became (then Michael Davies & Partners) first commission. The Whitlam Library was the recipient of the RAIA Merit Award 1977 and the IES Meritorious Lighting Award. The building has a gross floor area of 2,275m2 and bookstock of approximately 150,000.
Winner: RAIA Merit Award 1977, IES Meritorious Lighting Award