School of Architecture

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Brisbane-based practice m3architecture have completed stage one of renovations to UQ School of Architecture’s Zelman Cowen Building, which was designed by Nutter Stevenson and Partners in 1974. Curves and colour cut through the straight lines of the purpose-built brutalist building. Inspired by the pop art stair mural painted by Pancho Guedes, m3 worked closely with Head of School, Professor Sandra Kaji’-O’Grady, to create open and adaptable spaces that reflect the way architectural learning has evolved and happens today.

  • Students share morning tea in the Social Space

  • Reconfigured - the Social Space is used by staff and students alike

  • Operable lamps create a ceilingscape within the Social Space

  • New flexible teaching spaces open up to the natural amphitheatre beyond

  • Circulation spaces are enlivened with colourful super-graphics 

  • The Digital Fabrication Lab within the studio space

Stage two works will begin following the School’s eMbARCH exhibition opening on Friday 25 November.