Queensland University of Technology Q Block Redevelopment
Community / Education
QUT engaged dwp|suters to reinvent this nine level 40 year old building on Gardens Point Campus as a state of the art life sciences teaching facility. 
Technology, Passion & Collaboration Create Green Star Gold

An audacious sustainability goal driven by necessity, combined with new technologies and the collective will to learn, adapt and innovate, has seen Western Sydney University’s new $30 million state of the art Science Building on track to achieve a 6 star Green Star rating and set new Australian construction standards. 

AIA Awards Wins 2016

Continuing the winning theme, we were delighted the Charles Darwin Centre in Darwin earned a Commercial Architecture Award at the AIA Awards (NT Chapter) in early July 2016. 

The project creates a leading class 3D medical radiation teaching facility and a 150 student multidisciplinary ‘SuperLab’ which incorporates world class technologies in a single, flexible, open, dynamic teaching laboratory. dwp|suters also designed a new workplace to accommodate over one hundred administration and academic staff; transforming a traditional cellular office environment into an open plan, collaborative workplace.

The original main entrance had been overtaken by campus development and required a new architectural solution. We addressed this by reorienting the building and introducing a large new entrance which clearly defines the entry point. The building exterior is comprehensively refreshed and resolved building performance and compliance issues. We facilitated a challenging fast track program requiring completion by the start of the academic year by ongoing, close communication with all stakeholders and effective subconsultant coordination.


client Queensland University of Technology

location Brisbane, QLD, Australia

project value $18.5 million

completion 2015

size 8,000sqm