Conrad Gargett, a leading national design practice in architecture, urban design and planning, interior design and landscape architecture, congratulate Federation University Australia for launching their new $6million Brisbane campus this month.
Lawrence Toaldo, a Director of Conrad Gargett stated, “We would like to congratulate Federation University Australia for opening the doors to their new Brisbane campus located at 333 Ann Street. It has been our pleasure to work closely with FedUni to create an innovative learning environment that portrays an aspirational future office.”
Spanning over three levels and over 2500sqm, some of the features include a library space, lockers, group study areas, quiet spaces, interlinking lecture / training rooms and high tech computer labs. Attracting international students was key in the design approach to provide a range of spaces to host social, formal and informal learning needs. Staff have access to the most streamlined of conferencing equipment to achieve the very best in cross campus connectivity.
Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, said “This campus is an important new addition to FedUni and increases our footprint in Australia, while also expanding international student recruitment and student mobility opportunities.” “The facility is extremely impressive and its central location will be a drawcard to international students wishing to study in Australia. FedUni has a long record of attracting international students to its campuses. Our Brisbane campus is an exciting new chapter in the University’s history.”
The Brisbane campus will initially offer four programs to international students including Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, Master of Business Administration – Health Services Management, Master of Technology – Software Engineering and Master of Technology – Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics. The first students will be welcomed in November 2017.
Education facility design is a key area of Conrad Gargett’s expertise. The practice’s involvement has ranged from master planning entire campuses to the design, refurbishment and delivery of facilities for primary, secondary and tertiary education providers. Conrad Gargett’s projects reflect an understanding of the diverse roles current education facilities must provide for their students, together with a focus on facilitating evolving learning methods and providing flexibility for future requirements.