La Trobe University, TLC Building (formerly PS3) Refurbishment

Bundoora, Victoria

Client: La Trobe University


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Spowers were engaged to explore the feasibility of converting the existing Physical Sciences 3 building from its existing mainly specialist laboratory use to a consolidated general teaching and learning facility.

The scope included preliminary user briefings, conceptual floor layouts, new servicing strategies and a general internal refresh of the existing building. The concept plans are characterised by an arrangement of varying capacity teaching spaces separated by informal learning and breakout zones. Connections with adjacent buildings and the campus core are considered and maximised in the circulation patterns.

The full refurbishment works delivered a successful outcome. providing students with various informal study and collaboration areas, outreach wet labs, varying classroom configurations, all fitted out with high-tech AV and security systems.

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