Arts West wins!

We are very excited that ARM and Architectus’s University of Melbourne Arts West building has won the 2017 Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture and a 2017 Architecture Award for Educational Architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter.

The jury said the building succeeds in its two-fold task of creating stimulating educational spaces and an identity for the Faculty of Arts.

“The pedagogy of ‘object based learning’ informs the most innovative teaching spaces, which combine museum-like reference with contemporary technologies.” 

—Jury report

After two semesters, Arts West has proven popular with its staff and students.

“We have been overwhelmed by how our students and the university community have embraced the building…an innovative, creative and fun place that opens people’s minds to the rich possibilities of an arts education.”

—Joanne Ligouris, Executive Director, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

Students have voted it the best selfie location on campus.