Barr Smith South & Engineering South Level 1 upgrade

Phase 1 of the Barr Smith South teaching spaces upgrade resulted in dynamic new facilities with a unique design aesthetic.

As the most highly used student space on campus and bordered by four lecture theatres, Barr Smith South offered the greatest 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 talk 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