University of Tasmania Executive Workplace Renewal




University of Tasmania Executive Workplace Renewal


The transformative fit-out converted an outdated, ‘celled’ workplace of enclosed offices and dark corridors into an open, engaging, contemporary environment offering choice for different work modes, and encouraging collaboration and social encounters. Semi-transparent and sculptural in form, the bespoke timber spine at its core subtly guides and defines the varying zones for social, quiet, collaborative and public activities. Recognising the opportunity to create more than just a comfortable and productive workplace, the space is now seen as a prominent public face for the university, a showcase fit for local and international guests visiting the executive team. Materiality, process and design help to tell the story of the university’s ideals and values, promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration founded on a rich local heritage and geared towards a forward-thinking, globally connected future.


Liminal Spaces


Builder – Construction 3

Feature collaborator – Scott van Tuil

Joiner – AJB Furniture and Joinery

Structural consultant – Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers

Building surveyor – Holdfast

Lighting consultant – Southern Lighting & Distribution

Services consultant – Andrew Sutherland Consulting Engineers

UTAS Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood consultant – Gregory Nolan

UTAS furniture design liaison – Simon Ancher

Director of UTAS Conservatorium of Music – Andrew Legg







Commercial Architecture | Education | Heritage | Interior Architecture | Public Architecture | Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions) | Residential Architecture – Houses (New) | Small Project Architecture