Director of Major Projects
The Australian National University
There is a trend of Australian university students spending less time on campus with only 66% finding it exciting to be there and suggests that they devalue campus life in favour for online content. Universities are now finding ways to keep and encourage students to come on by implementing clean and green spaces with a central hub to hang out and socialise. They are focusing on more open spaces that have an integral blend of intimate and large collaborative areas to offer rest, recovery and contemplation. ANU’s new precinct is redeveloping the heart of its campus to offer exactly that through a new centre with 7 different buildings which includes a pool, gym and a new teaching building.
In this Session…
- Enabling students to build a relationship to the campus through design
- Focusing on the development of central hubs or hearts to encourage interaction
- Creating a more active campus to entice students and the community