Bowral Bricks is a brick manufacturing company founded in 1922 at the edge of the township of Bowral. Their bricks are highly sought after by both architects and bricklayers, for their quality product, and specialised shapes. SkillsOne interviewed Peter Young-Whitford, the manager of Bowral Bricks about the role the company played as the brick suppliers for the University of Technology, Sydney's new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is the first building in Australia designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. It is a key element of the $1 billion redevelopment of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) City campus and will provide teaching, learning, research and office space for UTS Business School. The brickwork's curvature and specialied locking-system is the building’s most unique element, symbolising a new way of teaching, and an advanced skill set.