Barr Smith South & Engineering South Level 1 upgrade

This teaching spaces upgrade resulted in dynamic new facilities with a unique design aesthetic.

As one of the most highly used student spaces on campus and bordered by four lecture theatres, Barr Smith South offered great potential for the creation of a formal learning precinct to complement the existing informal spaces. The project also included the refurbishment of lecture theatres in Engineering South, which became the most talked-about rooms on campus.

Project overview

  • Location: Level 1 Barr Smith South and Level 1 Engineering South, North Terrace Campus
  • Architect: ARM Architecture


  • Creation of two new 70-seat flexible teaching rooms in Barr Smith South
  • New level 1 entrance connecting the Barr Smith Library and Hub Central
  • Refreshed lecture theatres in Engineering South with LED lights, acoustic treatment and feature walls
  • Stylish breakout areas and informal learning spaces
  • Improved circulation and accessibility

Completed: February 2018