Steele Building, Level 2 Teaching Labs
University of Queensland, St Lucia
Just completed construction and recently handed over to the client user group, the Steele Building Level 2 refurbishment involved working within an existing building and structure to create a range of flexible learning environments for Geology and Earth Sciences students.
The new mezzanine plant space was relocated from the centre of the room (which adversely dived the space) to its new position over a fire isolated exit. The plant room has dramatically improved access for P&F maintenance as it utilises the space in the most efficient way.
Acoustics were considered heavily as it was important to prevent noise transfer from the new mechanical plant services and between the flexible teaching spaces when the rooms are divided with the sliding glazed doors.
2016 - 2017
John Thong, Hamilton Wilson, Tom Sealy & Sophie Lorenz