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A view of the red brickwork and vaulted ceiling in the foyer of Winthrop Hall at the University of Western Australia. Groin vaults are produced when two semi-circular barrel or tunnel vaults are intersected at right angles. Vaulted ceilings were a…

This article provides a description of Winthrop Hall and the Hackett Buildings at the University of Western Australia by the architect, Rodney Alsop, shortly after they were opened in 1932. Alsop describes the guidelines he was set, namely that there…