Australian Catholic University (ACU) came to us with a vision for the future, a vision to design and build an urban vertical teaching and learning environment to integrate the St.Patrick’s campus to accommodate growth and give the future generations of Australia space to think, learn and evolve. We worked together with ACU to design a solution that assists more students, teachers and researchers in pursuing innovative, leading edge higher education and academic research. The design encompasses a new twelve story above ground development and the transformation of the adjacent Mary Glowrey Building (MGB).
The state-of-the-art vertical campus encourages cross facility use with internal and external spaces for recreation and socialisation. Our architectural solution responds to the needs of students, teachers and researchers and prioritises flexibility to meet the rapidly evolving needs of university education now and well into the future. Located on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD and the suburb of Fitzroy, the new Saint Teresa of Kolkata (STK) building will anchor and breath new life into the ACU St. Patrick’s Campus.