About the project

This leading-edge project will expand Griffith University’s reputation and capacity in a range of fields across bio-medical engineering, advanced design and prototyping, new materials and clean energy technologies.

The ADaPT, Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies building, is adjoining the Griffith University Gold Coast campus and the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. It will expand Griffith University’s reputation and capacity in a range of fields across bio-medical engineering, advanced design and prototyping, new materials and clean energy technologies.

In collaboration with Bligh Rayner architects, Conrad Gargett has been engaged as principal consultant and lead specialist lab design architect, interior and landscape architect. The facility is planned to house materials characterisation instruments electron microscopes of varying types, materials fabrication technologies ranging from metal and polymer 3-D printers down to nano scale manufacture, biological and biomedical laboratories including cGMP facilities for formulation and processing and a range of non-biological laboratories, clean rooms supporting micro and nanomachining laboratories. The significant amount of space within the building is proposed to be dedicated to the University partners for purposes of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and research.

The building is to be located on the Parklands drive site that served as an operational centre for 2018 Commonwealth Games and is being redeveloped under university partnerships. The ADaPT will form a new front door for the University off Smith street and as such embodies University’s branding in the design of exterior while also providing welcoming to the GU Campus through transparency and permeability of the ground plane that sits on the intersection adjoining adjacent Hospital campus with the University.