Queensland University of Technology – breathing new life into traditional academic models

The Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct, designed for the Queensland University of Technology by Henning Larsen and Wilson Architects, draws from surrounding campus activity to breathe new life into traditional academic models. Architect’s statement On Australia’s sunny eastern coast, a new model of social, sustainable learning has taken shape.  The six-level, 11,000 m2 building layers classroom, […]

Designing on a sensitive site: Oxford University’s Beecroft Building

The design for theoretical and experimental physics research at University of Oxford achieved planning consent on one of the most sensitive sites in Oxford. Designed by Hawkins\Brown, the university’s vision was for a collaborative working environment that would sit alongside cutting edge laboratories. Architect’s statement The site allotted for the new building presented a number […]

FMSA Architecture creates Australia’s first ‘scenario-based’ family violence training centre

The centre, which is designed by FMSA Architecture for Victoria Police, includes Australia’s first scenario training and simulation spaces dedicated to training those on the front-line of family violence. Located in Melbourne’s Glen Waverley, the new centre aims to provide police with a life-like training environment to better help them deal with family violence. It includes contemporary […]

Gray Puksand on the design challenges of Prahran’s vertical school

Located on “perhaps the most constricted site with which any of the design teams have had to deal,” designing the four-storey Prahran high school was not without its challenges. The school, which will house 650 students, is one of a crop of vertical schools in Melbourne and with an extremely limited amount of land, required […]

MITS: transforming the education gap for Indigenous students