Arts Consolidation, University of Adelaide

Client The University of Adelaide Location Adelaide SA Value $2.5M Completion 2016

Working with the University of Adelaide, two floors of the Schulz Building were redeveloped with office accommodation and some unique interactive and support environments.

One floor, with no specific user group in mind, was adapted into an activity-based working environment, promoting highly functional, flexible, adaptable and open plan space. To be utilised as a transitional space across all faculties, the floor accommodated staff as their working areas were refurbished. It is designed to promote this environment to users who are less familiar with it. Cohesive and intricate audio-visual technologies played a significant part in the design solution, where they have been used to create a robust collaboration platform.

A separate floor consolidates several parts of the Arts Faculty, including the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music and other related indigenous programs. It also supports an activity-based working environment, collocating staff for benefits in sharing cultural and educational experience and knowledge. Care was taken in creating a culturally sensitive environment while at the same time being current and relevant. The creation of a highly complex Recording Studio for contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music and speech, and to archive traditional and historical language and instruments form part of these environments.