Jeffrey Smart Building
University of South Australia
Wilson Architects were the primary Library and Education Consultant for the University of South Australia’s new Jeffrey Smart Learning Centre. We worked in association with John Wardle Architects + Phillips Pilkington Architects.
The new building incorporates a full range of library services, experiential teaching and learning suites, and staff and student services.
The new library services the university’s proposed 15,000 city campus students by providing for:
- 21st century learning spaces for students including the application of new learning technologies
- More than 30 flexible learning areas for both formal and informal learning including dedicated indigenous students’ study area and adaptive technology suites for students with a disability
- Integration of on-campus staff and student support services
The learning spaces emphasise collaborative, peer and social learning by moving away from traditional lecture, tutorial-style class rooms to spaces that are flexible in their design and facilities.
This project won an Australian Institute of Architects national award for Sustainable Architecture, and a South Australia Chapter award for Educational Architecture in 2015.
Wilson Architects were the Library & Education Consultant to
John Wardle Architects + Phillips Pilkington Architects.
AIA 2015 Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture
AIA 2015 SA Chapter Award for Educational Architecture
AIA 2015 SA Commendation for Interior Architecture