Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University


Monash University



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Monash University's new four storey 28,000 m2 Learning and Teaching Building, situated at Clayton campus and including a new transport interchange, provides a new front door experience for all visitors. The AUD $180 m building showcases the University's commitment to innovative teaching and learning practices. The layout of the new facility has been designed to reflect recent pedagogical changes, which have seen unstructured or informal learning spaces becoming increasingly important.

Photographer: Trevor Mein

Key Objectives

  • To create a significant building and gateway to the Clayton campus, reinforcing the Monash University brand and vision
  • To deliver an exemplary building for multi-faculty teaching and learning, that applies the concept of 'long life, loose fit'
  • Deliver a building that exemplifies best practice student-centred teaching and learning, aligned with the University's 'Better Teaching Better Learning Agenda'
  • To provide a world class, multi-modal, integrated Monash Transport Interchange 
  • To deliver best practice in sustainable design

Our Brief

Marshall Day Acoustics provided design input into all acoustic aspects of the project, from the acoustic design of the theatre in-the-round, to bus noise via the facade.

A key challenge was working the wider design team in the analysis of the external environment, whilst considering the complex interaction with ESD and services engineers to develop the best design solutions.


  • Victorian AIA Awards 2018 - Education and Interior Architecture
  • National AIA Awards 2018 - Education and Interior Architecture
  • Architecture Masterprize 2018 (International) - Educational Buildings category