Student Residences Project,
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) has selected Wilson Architects + Partners Hill to design the $250m flagship Student Residences Project at the St Lucia campus.
This project is the beginning of a new stage in their longstanding relationship following their highly successful collaboration on the multi-award-winning Translational Research Institute (TRI).
‘We are excited about bringing the best of education and residential design to the University of Queensland. Wilson Architects’ extensive experience in education design will be highly complemented by Timothy Hill’s exemplary residential projects,’ said Hamilton Wilson, Managing Director, Wilson Architects.
The team has a unique combination of expertise in designing for both ‘living and learning’.
The Student Residences Project will deliver quality, affordable, self-catered accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Accommodation will include single rooms in eight to twelve bedroom cluster apartments, and self-contained studio apartments. In addition, there will be shared laundry, social and recreation areas, academic support space, bicycle storage and limited car parking.
‘We are privileged to be engaged by such a sophisticated client,’ said Timothy Hill, Managing Director, Partners Hill. ‘UQ’s brief calls for a complete and life enhancing environment reaching way beyond just stashing students in en-suited cells. I hope their far sightedness will likely, over the decades, eventuate in a very loyal alumni and some smart citizens. Expectations are high all round.’
Wilson Architects +
Partners Hill, Architects in Association
Hamilton Wilson, Timothy Hill, John Thong, Michael Hartwich, Andrew D'Occhio, Nick Lorenz, Domenic Mesiti, Shaun Purcell, Luis Sidonio, Georgina Russell, Jessica Riske