With sustained growth in student numbers, universities are increasingly undertaking comprehensive campus improvement programs to be more attractive in the competitive market for both domestic and international students. At the heart of these programs is the renewal and refurbishment of the university’s environment, with a focus on providing state-of-the-art educational, research and recreational facilities equipped for the 21st century – and beyond.
Featured below are three examples of educational facilities refurbished by Premis that are not only highly-functional
and attractive, but also fit for the future.
Premis was recently engaged to deliver inter-campus flipped classrooms to the Nathan and Southport campuses at Griffith University with the aim to create a flexible, interactive and multi-purpose learning environment. A major component of the project was the highly technical audio visual requirements for the project. Premis delivered two collaborative teaching spaces capable of allowing academics to move freely around the teaching space to ensure better student interaction and communication.
Premis collaborated closely with QUT to deliver an extensive, complicated program and the successful delivery of the R Block Wet Labs at the university’s Gardens Point campus. Extensive service works in the roof void of a heritage listed building leading to fit-off and installations to create a new state-of-the-art, certified physical containment standard 2 laboratory in the east wing of level 4. The west wing was also built with capability to achieve the same standard.
Premis recently completed a fitout at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology to house the student and academic administration office. The main design challenge was to create a visually rich transparent environment to engage with the student body whilst maintaining a high level of acoustic and visual privacy for the staff. A full height glazed facade allowed the student to view the space while oversized entry graphics created the visual impact the faculty was looking for.