Shaping culture and community
We led a collaborative design team to work closely with students to understand the nuances of the University experience – fixated on creating multiple and diverse spaces for everyone. It responds to a shift in the University’s centre of gravity, moving away from an insular keeper of knowledge to a sophisticated and outward facing experience. A diversity of social spaces, retail, food and beverage outlets and increased contemporary study spaces are integrated throughout the campus. The NSP delivers flexible spaces to support a calendar of events, allowing the site to change its mood to meet the needs of the people within it.
While leading and overseeing the entire delivery of NSP, we also turned our focus to designing the Eastern Resource Centre (ERC) and the Arts and Cultural Building. Both buildings are key examples of the strategic design that embraces the changing role and experience of education. The ERC’s design repurposes the existing brutalist building into a diverse space set across four levels that houses library services and a technology hall, project rooms, a range of study spaces, physical library collections, a post grad research centre and a winter garden.