concepts, PMDL Architecture and Design.
The School is undertaking a major renovation of its teaching laboratories
and public spaces. The project aims to jointly advance the functionality
and presentation of our school.
The areas being renovated include the First, Second, Third and
Photonics Teaching Laboratories. The school’s main courtyard,
previously concreted, is being replaced with a modern landscaped
environment. The changes to the courtyard will also facilitate a
showpiece entry to the school from the University Mall.
This project is an opportunity to introduce new teaching methods
and spaces incorporating progressive concepts. A team from The Innovative
Teaching and Educational Technology Fellowship (ITET) Scheme has
thus worked with local staff to develop the areas.
The School of Physics wants to project a strong image on campus
and within its community. Most of the Old Main Building has not
had a major renovation since it was built in the 1950s and community
expectations have changed considerably since then. Beyond the core
research and teaching functions the plans address this by allocating
resources to branding and marketing the school within its environment.
The University of New South Wales has allocated a budget of $4.9
million and the works will be completed by early 2004. Mr Gabriel
Caus is the school’s project manager and PMDL Architecture
+ Design have been appointed. The school appreciates the expert
assistance of Capital Development at The University of New South
Wales in guiding the project.