The design for the Faculty of Law Building at the University Of New South Wales (UNSW) Kensington Campus finds equilibrium between function and symbolism. It extends beyond utility to create an identity steeped in morals, history and progressive modern design. Functionally, The Faculty of Law is a four level building featuring a light-filled atrium space, open staircases, a landscaped courtyard and an agora void connecting the floors. Symbolically, the design represents UNSW’s commitment to its progressive and liberal values: commitment to social justice; compassion; progress; accessibility; social equity; commitment to excellence; not authoritarian; enquiry and questioning and research. Completed in 2006, the design nods to the established traditional institution of law schools, while not being bound by them. The result is an interconnected building that fosters diverse relationships and teaching methods for students, staff and the broader community.