Conrad Gargett awarded for Excellence in Architecture

Saint John Paull II (SJPII) Building at Australian Catholic University Banyo Campus has been awarded a Merit for Excellence in Architecture – New Building by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

“To gain this accolade from SCUP alongside other international projects is an outstanding success for the Conrad Gargett team” said Bruce Wolfe, Managing Director, Conrad Gargett

Designed by Conrad Gargett, The Saint John Paul II Building was a key part of ACU’s vision for the Brisbane campus, and a cornerstone of the 2012 master plan. It has also been conceived as a landmark for the campus community, and designed for state-of-the-art learning, research and public engagement. As an academic building, it symbolises the University’s value proposition, embeds its sense of Catholic identity, and engages the campus with its communities, strategic partners and society.

The building was the result of an extensive collaboration process between ACU and the design team in areas of planning as well as place making. In particular, the Vice Chancellors personal input on how the campus community experience the spirituality of the the place was instrumental.

The SCUP Excellence Awards show how using strategic, integrated planning can results in exemplary buildings, grounds, institutional success, and careers that inspire! The winning entries will be presented at the SCUP international conference in Vancouver, 9-13 July.

Society for College and University Planning, which is based in the United States and established in 1965, is a community of higher education leaders who are involved in the in the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them.