Designing visible career pathways for students
This building is a flagship project that represents our ability to design superior student experiences as well as world-class research facilities. The collaborative facility combines flexible undergraduate teaching laboratories with complementary student support, including a media conference room, tutorial space and group-focused student hubs. The combination of teaching and practice in the one facility, sharing collaboration space, circulation and internal views with the research and translation facilities, gives students tangible connections to career paths. Our design of an infinitely looping white circulation path links teaching, research and commercial chemistry into a holistic experience. Modular furniture solutions facilitate group activity throughout the foyers, supporting the expansive teaching labs on the lower levels of the building, enabling students to continue working around laboratory practical sessions.