HDR Student Hub

A dedicated Hub for Higher Degree Research students from the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, provides a high-end space befitting of their value to the University of Adelaide.  

HDR Student Hub - Glass meeting room and corridor

The new Hub was designed in consultation with HDR students and Faculty staff. Acoustic ceilings help suppress background noise and acoustic screens allow for both visual and auditory separation, ensuring ample quiet space. Diverse furniture selection and careful configuration of the Hub promotes collaboration and allows for a variety of working styles.  

Project overview

  • Location: Level 2, Ingkarni Wardli, North Terrace Campus
  • Size: 570m2
  • Cost: $1.75M
  • Architect: Architectus
  • Construction Partner: Sarah Constructions


  • 70 sit-stand workstations.
  • 9 booths including one accessible, all with individual lighting control.
  • 114 lockers.
  • 3 quiet rooms and 2 meeting rooms.
  • Informal breakout and meeting areas with plush seating and board-room table. 
  • Kitchen with fridge, 3 microwaves and an accessible sink.
  • Printing area. 
  • Adjacent atrium with outdoor seating overlooking the Maths Lawns.
  • Pilot desk booking system, the first of its type used at the University. 

Completed: January 2024